Animal Behavioral Services
There are so many dogs who simply just don't know how to be dogs. Behavioral problems in animals don't just happen overnight. It might be lack of socialization when they where a puppy. They might not have spent enough time with humans or been exposed to a variety of circumstances. Maybe they were mistreated or left alone outside. It is no secret that animals get surrendered or abandoned to animal shelters in droves because of behavioral problems or an extreme lack manners.
While we wish we had the space, staff and bandwidth to help everyone who owns a pet with behavioral issues, at this time, we are unable to do that. However, we are more than happy to assist new owners who adopt an animal from Midlands Humane Society. Families who adopt dogs from MHS can benefit from additional assistance and training.
Staff and volunteers work with the dogs at the MHS on basic commands, such as sit, stay, drop it, go to place as well specific leashing techniques geared toward the dogs specific needs, loose leash walking, and playgroup. If a new adopter is facing challenges with a new dog in the home, we encourage you to reach out to Rachael Wilson, Director of Animal Behavior at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also be reached by phone at 712-396-2265.