Training Your New Rescue Dog From The Start: How To Train A Rescue Dog In Your Own Home (Or A Shelter)
With a little time, patience, and training, shelter dogs can become happy, well-adjusted family members. Your newly adopted dog may have some level of dog training already, or it may not have any. It's possible that something in its past will trigger behavioral issues. Dogs can take anywhere from a few hours to several months to get used to living in a new place. Let your pet adjust to its new home and family while learning how to train a rescue dog. Offer a lot of food and toys. Dogs like having a routine. Establish a routine for feeding, walking, playtime and bedtime. This will help the dog get adjusted to the new home. The Boundaries are set. It can be hard to coddle it for the first week. Assume that your dog has never had any training. Even if the dog has had training in the past, it may need a refresher after all that it has been through. To keep training sessions upbeat and low-stress, keep them positive. Obedience training sets the dog up for good behavior. It makes it easier for it to become a happy and healthy member of your family. Dogs are most at ease when they know the rules. Some dogs may not be ready for formal obedience class right away. You can still use basic training techniques without the help of a professional trainer. It is critical to socialize your dog but it can be a challenge. Some of the most common mistakes new owners make with rescue dogs are related to thinking too much (or too little) about the dog's past. Not every dog in a shelter had a traumatic past. On the other hand, not all of them were properly trained. . . .