For most parts, you have always purchased your cute canines at their puppy stage. And it’s excellent; you get to know them and set the rules at the early stage.
But it’s getting boring already. How about trying something new? What do you say about adopting rescue dogs?
Now you’re thinking: wouldn’t it be too much stress? Would the dog love me as a mother?
Adopting a new dog is never stressful for dog lovers like you. And yes, the latest member of the family will grow into your love.
Besides, rescue pets are on the rise currently. As such, it wouldn’t be an out-of-the-blue occurrence.
So, what would you like to try? Would you adopt a grown dog? Yes?
Then read on to find how to make the journey smooth for the dog and you.
3 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs Adjust To Your Home
Let Her Feel Secure
No one is saying dog shelters are inadequate. Even at that, these make-shift homes can’t provide a dog with the love and attention that it seeks. And in a way, it has grown used to not having enough.
For that reason, the first thing you should do is to create an air of security. Let your adopted dog know that you are different.
Now, she has a mother. And as a mother who loves her child, let her know that everything will be on the ground – food, love, care, and attention.
Lead The Way
Even with your security, your adopted pet might yet be shy. The dog can’t say which is which? Perhaps it’s a game, and you’re trying to trick her to get an injection!
So, in a bid to solidify the relationship, lead as a mother. Even the resources available, still be calm. Respect the new dog as you do the others.
In other words, be the mirror. And let your new pet dance to your image.
However, note that the mirroring and dancing will take time. Nevertheless, be consistent. The dog sure sees you even when it seems like not.
More importantly, don’t pressure the new member of the family into acting. Let her come out of her shell at her free will.
Study And Work At the Dog’s Anxiety
If you’re showing all the respect and love but hasn’t received it from your new pet, don’t vent. Instead, study the dog.
Perhaps there are a few things you have done already that geared her. What are those things? What parts of your home does the dog love?
Once you can provide answers to those questions, you’ll automatically get into the psyche of the adopted dog. And in no time, you’d be best of friends.
Through it, never isolate a rescue pet. The chances are that she has always been in isolation.
So, don’t let it be like that. Instead, let the new addition mingle with the other dogs already in the family.
Also, don’t starve the older dogs for care and attention because of the new dog. Try and strike a balance.
Remember, to make any dog feel at home is work. However, when you consider the results, it’s always worth the trouble.
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