When it comes to keeping a dog at home, getting a dog from a shelter or pound can be the best idea. It helps save them from an expected untimely end as you give it a much longer life than it previously needed, and you may even save some money. More importantly, adopting a shy dog could end up as the best pet you can have, although most of the rescued dogs come with baggage at first. Some dogs will have an anger issue that makes them acting crazy. It occurs because the dogs have some emotional difficulties from what they have been through before coming to the shelter. However, you have no needs to worry because dogs are very forgiving and want to bond with new families if given the opportunity.
In this case, you have to let them learn while reintroducing them to daily family life. In this guide, you will find some methods you can use to reintroduce your furry friend into everyday family life. Please remember that you have to be patient and friendly when handling them because it might not be easy at first, but slowly they can feel fit in with its new home naturally. Also, check the video on how a family treats a rescued dog day by day before they finally become a wonderful dog.
Feed the Dog Normally
First of all, you should give your pet his food at his usual times. This regular feeding time can show your furry friend that you are there for him. More importantly, the consistency of feeding time can build the dog’s trust and understanding. This way, they can learn and know you and your family better.
Suppose you have children, it might give you an advantage. It helps your dog to adjust to his new life better. Thus, the second tip would be to involve the children. You can ask your children to offer treats to the dog when it is doing regular activity. The children can become close to the dog, especially during its resting and eating activity. However, if the dogs appear to growl while showing inappropriate behavior, halt and inform the puppy that this is not appropriate behavior in an acceptable manner.
Repeat the Training
The last tip to let a rescued dog feel fit in with its new home is to invite them to play. You can use play training to get your new dog used to your property. By appreciating it, you can reintroduce him to the idea of having fun. This play training can also help the dogs to forget the bad experience from the previous life. You can call its name while throwing a ball back and forth or play hide and seek together with the children and the dog. Also, do not forget to appreciate and give a reward if they have accomplished something.
Taking a rescued dog as a pet might not be easy, but it is a rewarding experience. Feasibly, this guide has shed some light on the possibilities of how to make them fit in. More importantly, these tips can lead to a satisfying lifestyle for a rescued dog. At last, what you can do wishfully can provide your family and the dog a fresh start to a new life.