Module Three:PREPARING YOUR HOME

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Here’s a quick checklist of some common items you will need before your dog arrives.

  • Collar
  • Harness
  • Non-retractable Leash
  • Tags and Microchipping
  • Dog License
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • High-quality Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Poop bags
  • Dog Bed
  • Crate

For a list that includes some optional (but important items) plus a list of many of the things you should do to ensure a smooth and safe transition, grab 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

“It’s important to note that this book leaves nothing left to wonder about: there are over 100 links to these articles and products.”

D. DONOVAN, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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