Module Four:INTEGRATING YOUR DOG INTO YOUR HOME

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Integrating Your Dog Into Your Home

It usually takes a bit of time for your new dog to settle into your home and routine. Meanwhile, here are a few tips that may be helpful.

 

Introducing dogs to a home that already has other pets can be tricky. Some pets accept the newcomer easily, others not so much. You must be respectful of your existing pets’ space and be sure he feels safe.

 

Tips for introducing dog to dog

To help ensure a seamless transition, your existing dog and a newcomer dog should meet on neutral territory. Often with time they will like, or at least tolerate, each other, though sometimes they just don’t jive.

 

Housebreaking

Housebreaking (also known as potty training) will surely test your patience. Puppies and adult dogs who haven’t had a stable home environment will require lots of time and effort.

If you are potty training a puppy, set him up for success by taking him outside frequently for walks and potty breaks, especially first thing in the morning, any time he’s been in the crate, after eating, playing, or after a training session.

 

For more information /specifics about keeping you, your family and outsiders safe around your new dog, pick up a copy of What to Expect When Adopting a Dog!

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Module 1

01TAKING THE FIRST STEPS

  • Am I Ready?
  • Do I Have the Time/Energy?
  • Do I Have the Resources?
  • Beginning the Search

Module 2Module 2

02OK, YOU’RE READY. WHAT NOW?

  • Where Do I Go to Adopt a Dog?
  • What to Expect at the Shelter/ Rescue Organization
  • Dog Adoption vs. Dog Breeders

Module 3

03PREPARING YOUR HOME

  • Items You Will Need
  • Explanation of Items
  • Optional Items
  • What You’ll Need to Do

Module 4Module 4

04INTEGRATING YOUR DOG INTO YOUR HOME

  • Getting Acquainted
  • Kids Roles, Expectations and Safety
  • Safety For Your Dog
  • Training, Exercise and Socialization

Module 5

05ADVANCED DOG PARENTING

  • Advanced Training & Special Certifications
  • Specialty Health & Wellness
  • Exceptional Dogs

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