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Leerburg's Rescue Program

Leerburg just finished a two year project developing a program designed to help new rescue dog owners learn how to live with their newly adopted dog. Our goal in developing the online training course (or DVD) has been to reduce the number of dogs that are returned to shelters after the adoption process.

The purpose of our course is to ease the transition of an adopted dog into their new home environment. When this is done correctly we can ease the dog through the honeymoon period and reduce the number of dogs that get returned to the rescue or shelter.

Our course, From the Rescue to the Home, will be offered at a 25% discount to any adopter through a specific rescue or shelter. On top of that, we will also contribute an additional $10 directly to the rescue organization for every online course ordered using the unique coupon code provided.

To sign up for the program, fill out and submit the information listed below. Once your rescue has been verified, we will set up your account and assign your own unique “25% OFF” coupon code. You can then distribute that code to new and past adopters as well as anyone who you feel might benefit from the training in this course.

You can see the syllabus of the course below. In addition, once a rescue has been registered in the program we will open the course (free of charge) for your review.

Leerburg has been producing dog training videos since 1982. We have a team of professional dog trainers and instructors who who are some of the top professional dog trainers in the country.

The Leerburg instructor for From the Rescue to the Home is JJ Belcher, a professional dog trainer in Tuscan AZ. JJ and his wife, Nicole, run their own Malinois rescue in Tucson in addition to volunteering at various shelters in the Tucson, AZ area.

Once you have registered your rescue or shelter, make sure your adopters use your rescues unique discount code to receive the 25% discount and your organizations gets the $10 credit. If you have any questions or are interested in signing up, you can email us directly at Please include the name and address of the participating rescue/shelter, contact name, email, and phone number.

Course Outline

Module 1 - What is a Rescue Dog

Module 2 - Introducing Your New Dog to its Forever Home

Module 3 - The Art of Communicating with Your Dog

Module 4 - Behavior Modifications

Module 5 - Health and Maintenance

Module 6 - People, Places, & Things

Module 7 - In Closing

Module 8 - Rescue Stories


Please include the name and address of the participating rescue/shelter, contact name, email, and phone number.

Note for Rescues/Shelters

Checks will be distributed quarterly. There will be a $100 minimum required (10 courses) before a check is administered at the end of the quarter. If you happen to fall below the $100 minimum, the amount will be carried over to the next quarter until you do reach the $100 minimum.

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