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Transitioning To A New Home

Transitioning To A New Home

FROM SHELER DOG TO COMPANION: The transition from shelter dog to family  member can be difficult for some dogs. This guide should help make the process  smoother.  In the Beginning You should be following the two-week acclimation period (please see handout). To  recap: for the first two weeks that your dog is home, he should either be crated or  supervised when he is out of the crate. We suggest that his le...

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Two-week Acclimation Period

Two-week Acclimation Period

A Guide to Introducing a New Dog to Your Home Congratulations on adopting your new dog! It is exciting to save a dog’s life and welcome him into your home. We hope that your new addition will be with you for a long time and enhance your life. Adopting a dog is a big commitment and an important decision. To give your dog the best opportunity to succeed in his new home, we recommend giving him time to decompress from the stressful situa...

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Introducing Your New Dog To Your Resident Dogs

Introducing Your New Dog To Your Resident Dogs

We know how exciting and rewarding it is to adopt a dog. You might want to introduce him to all of your friends, neighbor’s dogs, and your own dog as soon as you get home. However, we ask that you wait and instead follow the two-week acclimation period (see handout) because you will have more success that way. Your new dog and your resident dog: The best way to introduce two dogs for long-term success is to do it over time because ...

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