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.