One of the coolest things you can do on the planet is adopting a dog. These adorable creatures are in a need of a loving and structured home to live. A home where they can feel safe, secured and loved. By adopting, you have shown that you are ready to provide your dog with that.
However, sometimes it becomes a real challenge to make the adopted dog feel that this is his own home. In this article, we are sharing 5 ways to make your new dog feel at home.
Be Patient: We all have a fancy and lively picture in our head of what life would be with a new dog. But, as it is said that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
A new dog will take some time to get adjusted in your home. You need to be patient and give your dog space, so he can settle well.
At this point, you both are total strangers to each other. You are unaware of the personality of your dog, and similarly, your dog doesn’t know what to expect from you.
At this moment, you both are learning about each other. So, be patient as you go through this phase.
Plan Ahead: Planning is very important, especially for a dog like an Aussiedoodle. The day you are going to get a new dog home is going to be super busy. Many things would be going on, and you need to take care of many things. Planning will help you go through all this business smoothly.
But what actually does planning mean?
Your dog would need supplies like food, a bed etc. Buy these things before you get the dog home. Similarly, make your home dog proof, especially if you are adopting a young dog. But it is a good practice for adult dogs as well.
You may also need to take a couple of days off from work to make a bond with your new dog.
Get the Supplies: This is one of the most important things. To make your dog feel at home, bring him some cool stuff from the pet shop.
However, in the beginning, your dog only needs basic supplements. Here is a list of basic things that
you should buy before bringing the dog home.
· Water and food bowls
· Comfortable bedding
· An ID tag
· A crate
· A collar and a leash
· Some toys
· Doggy shampoo
· A variety of treats
Avoid Fast Movements: When you bring a new dog home, remember your pup is stressed out. To make them feel ease, you need to keep the environment calm and relaxed.
At the time of welcoming your new family member, try to keep a maximum number of people around. Only the family members who live in the home, and no friends or relatives.
Watch and Listen: Most likely, your dog comes to you with a story; whether it’s about roaming around without any home or living with a neglectful family.
There might be some behaviours that you need to understand. Maybe your dog is scared of loud noises as it reminds him of some scary time of the past.
The quickest way of figuring it out is to watch and listen. By doing so, you can easily know your dog and help them adjust.
Last but not the least, don’t forget the most important thing: Love. Give your new friend lots of love and care. After all, this is the life all about.
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