Resources for New Rescue Dog Parents
Useful articles to help you build a lasting bond with your rescue dog
The feeling you receive after earning a rescue dog’s loyalty, love and trust is like no other. While most rescue pups cannot wait to show you how much love they have to give, others may be a little more sensitive and unsure of their surroundings.
But the incredible thing about rescuing dogs is that, while some may take a little more time than others, once you have their love and trust, there’s nothing in the world that could take your place in their heart.
So how do you get from here to there?
How do you train your dog so they don’t look at you as a punisher, but instead, as their protector and leader of the pack?
We’ve compiled a few helpful links that will walk you through some of the most common dog parent questions.
Prior to adopting
- The Comprehensive Guide to Adopting a Pet
- What Kind of Dog is Right for You?
- 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Adopt a Bully Breed
- Should you adopt a puppy, an adult or a senior dog?
- Preparing your home for a new dog
- Responsibilities for the parents of a newly adopted dog
- Housetraining 101
- Benefits of crate training
- How to train a problem barker
- 8 great skills to teach your newly adopted dog
- How to stop your dog from pulling on the leash
- How to stop a dog from jumping
- What to do with cat-chasing dogs
- How to stop a dog from digging
- How to stop a dog from chewing
- Getting your dog used to being groomed
- How to Help Shy, Anxious, or Fearful Dogs
- How much should you feed your dog