Ask Away...: Making Your Rescue Dog Feel Happy And Safe In Their New Home

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Making Your Rescue Dog Feel Happy And Safe In Their New Home

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The day you bring home a puppy is one of the most special days you’ll ever experience. But bringing home a rescue dog is even more incredible. You’re giving a gorgeous doggy a second chance at being loved, and knowing love, and you are doing it out of choice. The easy option is a puppy; the heartfelt option is a rescue dog.
The thing you need to understand is that there will be a learning period, for both of you and all of you. And to help you with this, we have come up with a few tips and tricks to help your new best friend feel happy and safe in their new home.
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We All Need A Little Space
Your new rescue dog may not be used to getting so much attention, or any attention or, even worse, it may only know bad attention. That’s why it is so important to give them some space. Go and designate a place in your home for them to escape to when things get a little too much, somewhere safe and away from the action. Just make sure it is somewhere they can access themselves, and do all you can to make them know this is their safe space.
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Structure Proves A Success
Dogs inherently crave routine. They want to know the boundaries and the rules, so lay them down early and gently. If you need some help with this, then seek out a company that offers dog training to any dog of any size. The reason getting this right is so important is because when dogs don’t understand how to fit in they become a little uncertain, and that can make them uncomfortable. So to help them feel more secure in their new home, be consistent with your training and encourage them, help them along so that they understand what sort of behavior is acceptable.
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Meet Their Special Needs
Every pet needs a few things: a bowl that is theirs, toys they can call their own, food that gives them all they need and a bed they can crawl into. Yeah, their needs are simple. It is just a matter of getting them right.

BOWLS: Get two non-slip bowls that they can become accustomed to.

TOYS: Buy the best toys for peaking their interest and enjoyment, toys that are durable and can’t be torn into choking hazards.

FOOD: As for their food, speak to a vet about what food is best for their breed and age, just to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need. But don’t stop there. Invest in some nice delicious snacks too, maybe even go the extra mile for them, and get a monthly subscription box full of tasties. If nothing else, they will help with training.

BED: With dog beds, the options are vast. But there are only two things to prioritize, really. Make sure it is big enough for them, and make sure it is in a quiet place they can go to on their own. This will help them get more accustomed to your home, and their place in it, all of which is important when re-introducing a dog to love and attention.








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2 comments:

  1. These are awesome tips!! Adopting a rescue dog is such a sweet thing to do.

    Brooke

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