How can I help my newly adopted dog adjust to our home?
The first seven to 14 days in a new place can be scary for a dog, but it’s a critical time to establish the rules of the house. Is the dog allowed on the furniture? What’s the dog’s schedule? Consistency is needed from every member of the household. It’s unfair and ineffective to allow the dog to do something with one person that it’s not allowed to do with someone else. Structure and boundaries will help your dog adjust and thrive.