The Two Week Shut Down is a time familiar to a dog’s mind, as it mimics the whelping box when first born, as the puppy’s eyes are not open and it relies totally on the mother’s ability to take care of it. By smelling, sensing, listening the puppy starts his journey into the new scary world. New adult dogs come into our home the same way, “a journey into a new and scary world” By giving the dog a “time out” the dog can learn its new world, its new people and begin to relax and blossom under the care of the new care giver.
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Thank you to Two Paws Up Dog Training for also sharing some methods for handling reactivity:
What the Foster?!
Fostering a dog can be such a rewarding experience. Being a foster parent allows you to be an integral part in a rescued dog’s journey to a forever home. Being a successful foster parent entails equal parts patience, consistency, understanding and the ability to love an animal without getting too attached. It also entails setting not only your foster dog up for success, but your resident dogs, as well. Click the image to the left to learn more!
Ready to adopt a dog? A Sound Beginning is packed with positive training tips
and sound practical advice guaranteed to help new pet parents navigate that all important transition period right before and just after an adoption. It includes an easy to follow, step-by-step 14 day program, and 2 CDs of calming piano music to help create a safe and positive environment and set you and your newly adopted dog up for success!
The Freedom No-Pull Harness is designed to minimize/eliminate pulling without placing pressure on the neck, the Freedom No Pull Dog Harness is an effective tool utilized to walk your dog with comfort and confidence.
The Freedom anti pull dog harness aides in communication and control while training and walking your dog. The Freedom No Pull Harness is recommended as one of the best dog no pull dog training harnesses by top trainers from Whole Dog Journal, Good Morning America Veterinarian Consultant, Dr. Marty Becker, and utilized by Victoria Stilwell on both Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog and Anderson Cooper.
“How to Introduce Dogs to Each Other” by Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA,
The Dog Trainer
Understanding Tolerance Levels is important when considering the pros and cons of adopting a pit bull, most people are most urgently – and understandably – concerned about human aggression. They understand that dog aggression can be an issue, given the breed’s history, but believe that proper socialization and training will prevent trouble from developing. The reality is more complicated: understanding it is absolutely crucial to living safely and successfully with a pit bull. Click here to learn more.
“Dog Crate Training | Tips For Crate Training Your Dog” by VCA Hospitals