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What to Expect After Adopting A New Dog

 
 
jeccyka
 
Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 12:28 am
Bringing home an adult dog or older puppy from a shelter or rescue differs in many ways from bringing home a very young puppy. Each has its pros and cons. It's only fair that you should know what to expect for the first few weeks after your newly adopted dog arrives in your home. After all, the more prepared you are, the more smoothly the transition will go. But how to get started?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 06:04 am
@jeccyka,
The ASPCA:
Grooming and feeding help sections,
http://www.aspca.org/Home/Pet-care/dog-care;
Howstuffworks:
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Inside this Article

Introduction to How to Care for a Dog
Dog-Naming Tips
Dog Supplies

Dog-Feeding Tips
Puppy-Training Tips
Dog-Grooming and Bathing Tips
Dog-Proofing Your Home
Dog-Proofing Your Yard
Dog-Identification Tips, etc...

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/how-to-care-for-a-dog.htm

And I bet whichever shelter you visit in order to adopt the nonpuppy, they have counseling and guidance for a first time dog owner.

Plus we have plenty of dog owners and/or experts here at a2k.

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 08:55 am
@jeccyka,
Patience, patience, patience - that's what everyone needs who adopts a shelter dog. These poor pups are often mistreated, not house broken and/or have many behavioral problems.

Once you gain their trust and have them house broken, they're the most loving animals you can ever have. Be gentle with them, love them and everything else will fall in place.
jeccyka
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 07:38 pm
@CalamityJane,
Thanks for your best advice, i will try to do that as you said.
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