As humans, we are able to vocalize our anxieties and fears and avoid situations we find stressful. For dogs, they can only convey their distress through their actions, and it is often easy for humans to misinterpret these cues.
Bringing home a new dog is an emotional time for any owner, but it’s even more so for a dog. Especially if you have other people in the home, there will be a lot of trepidation from the dog.
It is best to have a plan in place to make the transition from where you got your dog to their new home. You will want to be as patient in this process as possible because there is much more at stake for your dog than there is for you.
Here are some tips to help you ease their transition:
- Make sure you talk with the smallest family members. Setting a few ground rules like no screaming or attempting to pick up the dog and let the dog sniff around for a while.
- Keep outside visitors at bay for the first few weeks.
- Make sure your home is stocked with the essentials: bed, bowls, food, treats, and a few toys.
- A comfort animal or “blanket” that your dog can cuddle with is a great idea to help ease anxiety too.
- Research your breed’s temperament and personality.
- Keep communication open with your dog’s breeder. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek out advice if the transition is not going smoothly. Your breeder is the one who spent an extensive amount of time with your dog.
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