Dogs are clever and they are fantastic athletes. If they plan to escape because they don't feel your home is their new home, they will do so on the first 1-2 days.
Make sure all gates, doors and fencing are in good working order. Repair and secure all BEFORE you bring your new dog home.
Dogs have been known to open gate latches. Secure with clip locks. Dogs can let themselves out of yards if a fence is in disrepair or has low or weak spots.
You do not want your new dog lost or injured before they become accustomed to your home. Do a thorough once over to make sure your new best friend will be safe and secure in your home & yard.
Here are the basics you will need to have on hand for your newly adopted dog:
Dogs LOVE their human family. Your new dog should sleep inside the house preferably in the same room as a family member, especially at first. Do not expect your dog to sleep in a remote room such as kitchen or laundry room which makes your new dog feel isolated rather than included. A crate in your bedroom is a great integration tool helping your dog feel safe, avoid accidents, and prevent anxiety.
Integrate your new friend by following Amazing Dog's take home instruction and taking things in baby steps. Your new dog has a lot to learn and get used to. Every home is different; every dog is different. The most important thing to remember is that Amazing Dogs is here to help you after adoption with advice and to answer questions to help your new dog fully integrate.
Here are links of the most common questions people have when bringing home a new dog.
Amazing Dogs treats any and all health issues that are known to us. Whenever a dog arrives in our facility, a vet will do a general examination and if necessary additional tests. If any illness is diagnosed, we will treat for it. Amazing Dogs will always divulge any conditions that are known and treatment protocols. We partner with quality vets for the very best for dogs in our care.
Please be aware that there can be a very common temporary condition that affects many dogs in communal living environments such as kennels and boarding facilities. Kennel Cough and Diarrhea/Giardia are easily spread but also easily treated. Your new dog may or may not have been exposed so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these common and very treatable temporary conditions.
Make sure your resident dog is current with shots, especially Bordetella before visiting Amazing Dogs.
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