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Bringing a New Dog Home for New Dog Parents



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congratulations on bringing a new canine

family member into your home the good

dog in a box welcome home program is

designed to set you and your dog up for

success we're going to give you a plan

of action to help you and your dog

adjust to life together using

science-based family friendly training

methods let's get started these are the

top 10 essential items that you're going

to need to have on hand for your new dog

number one is a collar with

identification tag and this is something

that you're going to want to get ahead

of time so that when you bring your dog

home you've already got this so that you

can put it on your dog and immediately

have your identification on them at all

times number two is we like the halti

harness for leash walking it gives you

more control and it'll be a wonderful

item for you to take on leash walks

number three is a six-foot leash

we like the six-foot leash because it

keeps your dog close to you next number

four is going to be stainless steel

bowls for food and water

I like stainless steel because they are

easily cleaned and I clean my dog's

bowls every day number five is food so

you want to have a high quality

nutrient-dense food and our

recommendations are basically things

that have no corn no wheat and no

byproducts there's a lot of really

wonderful foods out on the market to

choose from number six is going to be a

pet stain remover and you want to get

something that's specifically designed

for pet stains that has an environment

that breaks down organic compounds

number seven is a taste deterrent so

there's several different taste

deterrence on the market and this is

something that you can spray on things

in your home that you don't want your

dog to put their mouths on number eight

is grooming supplies so you're going to

need to get two brushes to brush your

dog coat and it's

depend on what your dog's code is like

as to what kind of brush that you're

going to need to groom them with and a

nail trimmer so a nail trimmer just

something simple that you can have on

hand so that you can be trimming your

dog's nails regularly number nine is

toys and something like the Kong toys

food dispensing toys things that you can

use for retrieve in the house and you're

going to need to get probably several of

these several different types of toys so

you figure out what your dog likes and

what they gravitate to and you're going

to want to have several of those on hand

our last item number ten is a crate so

we love crates for containment it helps

keep your dog contained when you can't

supervise them and it's really nice to

have something soft for the dog to lie

on inside the crate and these are our

top ten essential items for you to have

on hand for your new dog

crate training is one of the easiest

ways to help your new dog be successful

in your home

crates provided den like safe space to

contain your dog when you aren't home or

able to supervise them crate should be

large enough that your dog can stand up

turn around and lay down comfortably

crates help with house training routines

and manage dogs that are going through

excessive chewing phases we always want

the crate to be a positive space so

giving your dog food dispensing toys in

the crate is a great way to help them

like the crate help your good dog be

successful by providing them with a

crate there are several tried-and-true

rules for health training success the

first rule is supervision supervision

supervision especially during the first

few weeks you need to have your eyes on

your dog at all times

if you can't supervise your dogs they

should be in their crate second is

knowing when you take the dog outside

don't rely on your dog to tell you when

they should have to go ideally we want

to be near the potty area when your

dog's bowel and bladder are full the

most likely times are when they wake up

from a nap after playing or exercising

and after eating eating especially

stimulates the digestive tract so you

know that your puppy will have to go

after they eat third we have to make it

more rewarding to go outside than inside

have special treats on you so that you

can reward your dog generously when they

complete successes outside don't reward

them when you get inside you always want

the reward to come immediately after the

success outside help your good dog be

successful by following these rules for

house-training success

you can help your pup adjust to life in

your home by providing a consistent

feeding routine be sure to feed your dog

a high-quality food without fillers such

as corn wheat or byproducts what goes in

must come out so if your dog is eating

at the same times each day they will be

on a predictable schedule for trips

outside for health training the best

schedule for most dogs is a morning meal

and an evening meal just be sure that

you plan to take your dog outside to

their potty area afterwards eating a

meal stimulates the digestive tract so a

trip outside after meals is a necessity

for most dogs help your dog be

successful by having them on a

consistent feeding routine look at your

environment from your dog's perspective

dogs will want to investigate with their

mouths so unless you want a dog mouth on

your possessions get everything valuable

and unsafe out of your dog's reach one

particular spot of interest is the

kitchen be sure you're not inviting a

potential counter surfing habit by

keeping food away from counter edges

your dog can't tell the difference

between their toy and your shoes so help

them by removing your shoes from their

level clothes closet doors drawers and

keep a lid on your garbage in laundry

baskets you can also use a taste

deterrent to make your things less

appealing to your dog you may need to

manage the space with baby gates or

create your dog when you aren't with

them so your dog does not have the

ability to roam through the house

unsupervised help your good dog be

successful by dog proofing your home

you can help your new pups adjust to

life in your home by providing a

consistent routine of exercise every dog

benefits from physical exercise but size

age and breed help determine how much is

adequate for your dogs what was your

dog's breed or breeds mix bred to do if

your dog is hyper destructive and

running circles around your living rooms

you may want to increase their physical

exercise and find activities that

satisfy their instincts and drives

exercise can include leash walks playing

in a fenced yard and playing games

inside such as retrieve help your good

dog be successful by having them on a

consistent exercise routine you can help

your new pup

adjust to life in your home by providing

a consistent routine of rest downtime is

just as important as exercise and proper

feeding and one of the most important

skills your dog can acquire is being

able to be away from you your dog will

need a space of their own preferably in

a quiet area away from the hustle and

bustle of activity this should include a

soft bed and may also include a crate

you can help your dog settle into the

rest area by giving them something to

work on such as a soft calm be sure to

provide a trip outside to their potty

area since waking up is usually a time

when dogs eliminate help your good dog

be successful by having them on a

consistent routine of rest an essential

part of your dog being able to live

successfully in the world is learning

about other dogs it is important

especially for puppies and young dogs to

have a wide variety of positive social

experiences with other dogs the best

places can be force free family friendly

dog training classes if you see your dog

seeming shy or skittish in social

situations with new dogs slow down and

let them approach gradually on their own

verbally praise and offer a high value

treat after they approach on their own

dog parks may not be the best place to

start as many dogs can be overwhelmed in

dog parks

an essential part of your dog being able

to successfully live with humans is

learning that meeting new people is

enjoyable and safe it is important

especially for puppies and young dogs to

have a wide variety of positive social

experiences with new and different

people of different age groups meeting

new people should be a part of your

routine as long as your dog is

comfortable if you see your dog seeming

shy or skittish in social situations

slow down and let them approach

gradually on their own verbally praise

and offer a high value treat after they

approach don't force an interaction or

lure your dog with food allow them to

approach on their own and then be

rewarded pay particular attention that

your dog is not overwhelmed by children

and that all interactions with children

are actively supervised by an adult

never allow your dog to be alone with

children even your own it's also a great

idea to practice with hats sunglasses

and coats an essential part of your dog

being able to successfully live with

humans is learning that things they

encounter in the world are enjoyable and

safe it is important especially for

puppies and young dogs to have a wide

variety of positive experiences with new

and different things like household

items appliances and loud noises

exposure to new things should be a part

of your routine as long as your dog is

comfortable if you see your dog seeming

shy or skittish slow down and let them

approach gradually on their own verbally

praise and offer a high value treat

after they approach don't force an

interaction or lure your dog with food

allow them to approach on their own then

be rewarded it's also a great idea to

practice having your dog walk on

different types of circuses and

different types of flooring

an essential part of your dog being able

to successfully live with humans is

learning that different places are

enjoyable and safe it is important

especially for puppies and young dogs to

have a wide variety of positive social

experiences with new in different places

around your home and around your town

taking your dog to different places

should be a part of your routine as long

as your dog is comfortable if you see

your dog seeming shy or skittish slow

down and let them adjust gradually on

their own verbally praise and offer

high-value treats for walking with you

don't force your dog into an interaction

or lure your dog with food allow them to

adjust on their own then be rewarded

it's also a great idea to practice in

places that allow dogs such as pet

stores your veterinarians office and pet

friendly stores help your dog learn

house manners and use up their mental

and physical energy by using mealtime

constructively instead of putting the

food in a bowl and watching it

disappears carry the bowl around from

room to room having your dog practice

sitting laying down and giving you eye

contact practice for five minutes in

several different rooms and whatever

food is left over after practice put in

a food dispensing toy put your dog in

their crate with the toy and give them

some puppy time alone help your good dog

be successful by using mealtime as

mental exercise time

if you're following the rules of health

training success then mistakes should be

minimal most mistakes can usually be

traced back to human error who was

supposed to be watching the dog was he

taken out immediately after eating if

you do find a mistake don't waste your

energy getting upset with your dogs

clean it up with a pet stain remover

review your house training plan and

figure out how you can help your dog be

more successful next time keep a log of

the successes and mistakes which can

help you track your dog's routine and

solve potential issues if your dog is

having a mistake every day at 3 p.m. or

every time one of your family members is

supposed to be supervising that will

help you resolve the problem help your

good dog be successful by following

these rules for house-training success

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imagine being a dog in a new home with

humans you don't know the language you

don't know the rules and you're probably

confused learning the rules for living

with humans should be an experience that

builds your relationship so that your

dog learns that trusting you and

listening to you are always the right

choices study your puppy up for success

with the good dog in a box welcome home

program will help minimize problems but

it is important to always be patient and

kind if your dog makes a mistake or does

something that you don't like it's

important that you don't blame them

reprimanding your dog by yelling of

punishing them physically often leads to

more confusion and does nothing to

actually resolve issues don't just say

no think about how you can change the

situation next time so that your dog is

successful or better understand what you

want them to do if you're having

problems resolving issues or if your dog

is showing signs of stress or fear-based

behaviors contact a science-based force

free dog training professional for

assistance

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we hope our good dog in a box welcome

home program helps you and your dog get

started on a successful life together

thanks for watching and check out our

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