Features July 2015 Issue

Managing Your New Dog's First Few Days With Your Family

Pat Miller managed her new dog, Kaizen, on hikes around her farm on a long line, until she was certain that his recall was reliable. had he been let off leash too soon, he may have been reinforced by the fun of a chase after a rabbit or deer, and building that reliable recall would have been more difficult.

Managing Your New Dog's First Few Days With Your Family

Managing your new dogís first days with you for long-term success in your family.

Adding a new dog to the family is always a significant event. I recently realized that there is a finite number of new dogs in my and my husbandís future, and it made adopting our latest new one take on even more significance. Plus, as a trainer, Iím under a certain amount of added pressure to ďdo it right.Ē People might be watching, and what if I mess it up? So, as we prepared to add an Australian Kelpie from a rescue group to our family, I reviewed the advice Iíve given to other new dog owners over the years, and made sure we applied it to our own situation.

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