Resources to support pet ownership

Bringing a new pet into a new environment can be stressful to everyone (humans, current pets, new pet, etc).  It is important to give time and space to all pets in the environment - to allow them to decompress.  This helps them learn about the new situation and environment without having to react.  They can become more comfortable and aware of what will be expected from them.   This article talks about fostering but is just as important to adopters and even those who have multiple resident dogs that aren't getting along.

Learning separation is okay:

Great puppy info and separation info


Do you have a dog that is over attached to you? Read this.

Introducing Dogs:
It is also important that proper introductions are done with resident and new canines. This will help set the pets up for a successful relationship.

This article gives tips on things you should do prior to bringing home a new dog, things to be aware of, and additional tips:

Canine body language and introducing dogs to each other:

How to introduce dogs to each other on a walk can be read here.

Have lots of high value treats (diced up chicken, string cheese) both dogs are getting high rewards every few seconds. Calm praise, create distance between dogs if you sense tension or hard stares are building. 

Female/Female Dog Households:

Save-A-Bull Rescue in MN has compiled this great informative write up on multiple female dog households.

Leash reactive dogs and working with them through it:

The following are some great resources

Help calm a dog that is barking and lunging on leash

Reactive dog moving past distractions

How to help your fearful dog

If you have a dog who is reactive on walks to people or dogs here is a great video on a technique that will give the dog a job/behavior to do when you encounter a trigger (dog, person). This video is good for any dog/handler who need help being more focused on walks. When the weather is colder this is also a good thing to practice inside for mental stimulation/exercise.

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