Detroit Bully Corps
The Pre-Adoption Process
What happens when we first bring a dog into our program, before they can be put up for adoption?
First and foremost any immediate medical conditions are taken care of.
Then begins the period known as DECOMPRESSION:
Intake: Making first contact (Decompression)
- Evaluate Behavior upon intake
- Evaluate health upon intake
- After evaluating initial needs upon intake,appoint a qualified staff member to oversee
- Qualified person should be trained to meet all needs that the animal will require.
Daily Regimen: This covers feeding & imprinting to shape adaptability.
- Crating to build security & boundaries.
- Hand feeding to build leadership &distinction of roles.
- Designated rotation times to build a stable scheduling pattern.
- Building behavior, instead of compulsion through distinct actions.
- Introducing the home to the canine through their language & customs
Socialization: This covers canine to canine & human to canine meetings.
- This occurs after a minimum 30 days of leadership training.
- A control canine, or control pack is used for initial meetings.
- The canine is introduced to canines & humans based on a preliminary 30-60 day
evaluation of the canine’s behavior.
- By this time the canine has already met a leash & collar, The canine yields to basic
- We are looking for natural reactions & behavior at this time, we use minimal corrections.
- This is a slow process used to gauge what type of home will best suit the canine.
- Off site socialization takes place in public venues, parks, new & un familiar people
- Adoption Fees – $150 Includes:
- Current vaccines & rabies certificate
- Basic obedience training & socialization
- Leash, collar, crate
- Up to 12 months of free training
- 30 days of pet insurance