Congratulations, and thank you for adopting an older dog! Adolescents can be challenging anyway, and even more so while they are trying to figure out the expectations of their new home. Adult dogs often need additional time to build trust while they settle into their new life, particularly if they’ve been rehomed before. Adopting dogs usually requires some understanding, patience, and a sense humor, but with all the conflicting information out there, it’s hard to discern best practices. Our management and training recommendations are based on the latest science and force-free training methods using the principles of classical and operant conditioning. Gain practical information and solutions for helping an adopted dog adjust and connect to your home & family.
Initial consultation includes:
- Pre- and post-visit support:
- Preliminary survey analysis as part of registration process
- Pre-visit review of your short videos and pictures submitted by email
- Post-visit report summarizing observations and recommendations
- Ongoing support via phone and email
- Visit format:
- Review of dog’s current behaviors and skills, environment, current management practices, and family interactions
- Discussion of materials previously provided
- Opportunity for questions/discussion/education
- Initial training exercises
- Materials to support education and training
- Group class clients looking for individual help post-session can usually bypass the initial consultation, as can owners of young puppies
If you also have children in the house, you may be interested in the BFF Pack.
To sign up for your Newly Adopted Dog Consultation, please register here.