Successful Fostering & Adoption: Foolproof protocols to set your new dog up for success

WELCOME!  Whether your are fostering a rescue dog or adopting one, your goal is always to set that dog up for success in the forever home.  You begin a slow and smooth transition that always allows the dog to feel safe and secure with you and the new environment. 

Lack of awareness to common acclimation mistakes often result in adoption failure.  Join along the story of Grizz, my reactive rescued Chow Chow.  I decided to write his story as an educational e-course designed with the "reactive" dog in mind.  Dogs like Grizz are often returned or overlooked in rescue or shelter life.   

I will show you that a reactive dog CAN be successful in your home, even if you have other dogs!  

Learn how Grizz went from fathom to a my #1 demo dog and partner. He is even a superstar role model in the Chow Chow Rescue Community (yes, he has his own photo album on the Chow Chow rescue sites!) 

This is Grizz (pictured below) before he left the shelter in Tennessee.   I want his story to inspire your desire to foster or adopt.  It is possible, you can do it, and there is no shortage of dogs needing homes.  

We begin from the day his transport truck arrive.  This course covers the importance of decompression, crate conditioning, trust and attraction building to you and much more.  

This course is updated regularly as the years go by with our roadblocks and successes. 

FREE!  Want to learn more about successful acclimation of a new dog?  Join: The Other End of the Leash:  Empowerment and Confidence Building for Owners

The importance of Decompression
Making the FREEDOM ride a smooth transition
Crate Training: Choosing your dog's bedroom
Crate Training: Helping dogs love their dens
House Training: Plan of success no matter what age!
Bonding through Hand Feeding
Foundation Building begins with Hand Feeding
Successful Real Life Challenges
Bringing a Reactive Dog to the Groomer
Introducing your Reactive Dog to your Resident Dog(s)
Testing Your Foundation - Real Life In Public Places
Summary and Closing Notes
Social Success! We did it! Grizz is social with people and dogs at a large scale event!

- Making the FREEDOM Ride a smooth transition

- Successful Crate Conditioning 

- Setting up your dog's decompression den 

- House training:  Foolproof success at ANY age 

- Making YOU a point of safety:  The importance of Hand Feeding

- The Groomer:  Grizz's journey to successful grooming 

- The Resident Dogs:  Proper and Safe Introductions 

- Out and About:  Real life trust testing in public places 

- Summary and Closing Notes 

- Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at or message me on facebook at

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I want learn more?

Wonderful! Stop by and visit us at! We can help if your are local or out of the area!