rescue dog
program applications

At Traction, we have found that the biggest factor of a rescue dog successfully adjusting to a new home is what communication the pet parents establish in the first days of the dog’s arrival. We use a marker training system to clearly encourage good behaviors and clearly discourage unwanted behaviors.

To help dogs find their forever homes, we offer a free training session to anyone who just adopted a dog from a recognized rescue organization or shelter. 

If you are getting a rescue dog, apply to benefit from this program here.

how to apply

1. Submit the application below.

2. A trainer will contact you via email to schedule training.

3. Provide some final information about your dog and schedule a training session!


Your dog is from a recognized rescue organization.

You are committed to helping your dog become an exemplary canine citizen.

You are inside one of our service areas or are willing to meet us inside a service area. 

Priority will be given to dogs with concerning behavior issues.


You’ll receive 1 free in-home session and learn exercises to implement immediately.

You’re welcome to meet us inside the service area for training.

Service areas include:

  • Any address within a 15-minute commute of 5170 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Any address within a 20-minute commute of 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731