Are you getting a new puppy?
Or maybe you just rescued an older dog from a shelter situation. Kudos to you!
Are you ready for this? Is your home and family prepared for what happens once the “dogey-moon phase” is over.
Once your new puppy settles in and gets used to his or her surroundings, a number of things can occur that you were not aware of. After adjusting to a new situation some dogs, especially dogs who are not puppies and have been in a rescue situation, can exhibit behaviors that weren’t there in the beginning.
They might suddenly be fearful of certain situations.
The dog might become aggressive towards things he or she wasn’t just yesterday. Food aggression or toy aggression might seem to popup overnight.
Your house-trained dog might begin using the living room as a place to relieve himself.
These can all be stressful situations for a family who is just getting used to the idea of having a new dog. It can be overwhelming and lead to re-homing of the dog.
STOP right there!
We can help.
With a little preemptive action, we can show you how to set up your home for success. We will help you create a daily routine and give you a schedule to follow that will help the new dog adjust to her new family and home situation.
Don’t set the dog or yourself up to fail….Plan to succeed!
Contact us and we can help you do everything you need to be ready to bring home your new best friend.