It is very exciting to bring home a new dog but it can also be the start of a tough adjustment stage for everyone in the family including kids and other dogs you have at home. You need to make sure that you have all what it takes to get a dog home. There are lots of things you need to have to make sure that your dog will be very comfortable along the way. You need to have food, identification tag, water bowls, and crate and dog leash. You also need to buy them toys to keep them entertained. Preparing all these things will be vital and you shouldn’t wait for them to get home before acquiring these things since these are all vital for them.
Upon getting dog from a shelter, you need to make sure that your other pets if you have are separated from him for a while until such time that they all have a complete vaccine since infections can spread easily. This is just a precaution to make sure that both your existing dogs and the newly came home dogs are safe from each other because even if you have taken the dog from the shelter, it is not a guarantee that they are healthy dogs since the space from the shelter hinders them to move freely and to eat everything they need that will sustain their nutrition requirements. Bringing home a dog is not easy because you need to spend ample time with him first so you will develop a bonding moment with him. This will make you familiar to each other.
Upon bringing the new dog home, you need to introduce them one by one to each other to make sure that there will be no jealousy along the way. There are times when jealousy can easily formed especially to those living with previously owned dogs. Adopting a dog is not the end of your worries and responsibilities but this is just the start. You need to make necessary appointment with a veterinarian first before you bring home the dog. This will lessen your worry if ever the dog contains existing infection. This will also prevent the formation of other ailments in your household. Make sure that the dog will be seen by a veterinarian so you will not suffer later on. Bringing home a dog is easy if you know how to deal with them. What you need to always keep in mind is that you are the boss and they should follow your orders.
But of course, you need to know when it is time to give rewards and to acknowledge them for good deeds they have done. Positive approach and reinforcement is very vital so you will not suffer along the way. Even if you have been introducing yourself to your dog as a boss, you also need to play with him so he will not become aloof to you and think that you just don’t care about his welfare.