Adopt a dog

Recommendations for an adopted dog

When we adopt an animal, in this case a dog, we must take into account a list of things necessary for the responsible care of our new companion.

What do you need:

Put a chip if you don’t have it. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t get lost.
Medal with your phone number.
Collar or harness: Your dog will need to go for a walk so buy a collar that cannot be removed.
If you have adopted a teenage dog or a very strong dog, possibly more difficult to walk, use a chest harness, it will help you control her strength without hurting her.

• 2-3 meter long leash to allow you to sniff your surroundings without pulling on the leash.

• Bowls for water and food.

• Beds: Especially if you will not allow him to climb on the sofa, provide him with a couple of beds in quiet areas of the main rooms of the house.

• Food: Try to choose a medium-high range feed to feed it. Your dog will look healthier and you will save vet expenses!

Awards: From the first day you will need awards to educate him. You can use food (feed, cooked turkey, cheese in pieces, dog treats), toys (ball, string), caresses or your own voice.
Toys: skin bones and knots to chew on, interactive toys to fill with food.
Bags to collect stool during walks.

What to expect:

Adaptation period: an adopted dog usually spends the first days trying to adapt. Any behavioral problems you have may not appear during the first few weeks.

• Hygienic behavior: If you have adopted a puppy, it is likely that it has not yet been taught where to relieve itself. The same can happen with an adult dog. So that there are no accidents at home, monitor your dog constantly, take her for walks frequently during the first weeks and reward her for relieving herself outside.

• Ruins: when your dog does not know which objects are his toys and which are not. Initially limiting the scan area will help you control it so that you can redirect it to something that can bite freely.

Adolescent period: Lasts from 6 to 18 months approximately, depending on the dog. You may wonder why your previously divine dog has suddenly begun to test her limits. This is normal. Be consistent with training!

What to do:

• Decide on specific rules: Choose the house rules with your family and apply them from the beginning. Everything you allow him to do now he will do as an adult too! Sending a consistent message to your dog is an important part of education.

• Establish a routine: Dogs respond well to routines, so as they adjust to their new home, try to keep meal, walk, and bedtime schedules the more consistent the better.

• Be positive: Training based on positive reinforcement is an excellent way to teach your dog the rules while establishing a strong bond. Be patient. It is not easy at all to adapt to a new home.

• Socialize him: If you have a puppy, be sure to socialize him with other dogs, people, children, objects, sounds, situations and anything else that you do not want to scare him in the future.