Many people do not do well with change when it comes about in their life, but as most would tell you, the more drastic the change, the harder it can be. This is something to keep in mind when you’re searching for dogs for sale to find the perfect addition to your family. Transitioning them from where they’ve likely spent several weeks or even months to a completely different environment can be difficult for your new dog. Here are some tips for transitioning to home life that will make it easier for them and for you.
- Continue with the Same Food- While you may want to change their food eventually, doing so at the beginning won’t help with a smooth transition. Wait to make the change in diet and do so gradually so at least one thing remains the same and they can relate to it.
- Know the Training- If you searched for dogs for sale that are already trained, you should learn how the training was done so you can continue with the same commands and hand signals. It will be less confusing for them and they’ll respond the way you want them to.
- Establish Boundaries- Walk your dog on a leash around the perimeter of your property a couple of times each day for the first few weeks and then occasionally after that so they learn what is their domain. This is important to do whether you have a fenced yard or not.
- Supervise Them- Don’t shop for dogs for sale and bring one home right before you’ll be leaving on a trip or won’t be able to spend at least a couple of days with them. Give them the opportunity to feel comfortable with you before you leave them alone in the house, even if you are putting them in a kennel while you are away. They may have spent quite a bit of time alone in their previous location, but you want to them to feel a connection to you now, and this bonding time helps with that.
If you are looking for dogs for sale, check out our fully trained dogs here at Dogs By Andy K-9 Services. If you are looking for personal protection, our dogs have been fully trained in that regard and will make a valuable addition to your home or for protection at your place of business. Contact us today to discuss the dogs we have available.