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Getting Ready

  1. Safety First
  2. Prepare the Mind
  3. Professionals
  4. All hands on board
  5. Shopping Time


Safety First

Secure the home by:

  • Fencing the yard
  • Make sure no objects in your yard can be used to jump the fence
  • Pet gates to stop your dog from entering certain areas of the home
  • Check the environment, for objects that may injure your dog like: substances, sharp objects, electric cables etc


Prepare Your Mind

So many changes cause stress on your dog, be patient.

You are your dogs new leader, be fair with him, be consistent with the commands, be ready to motivate with treats, most importantly be ready to Forgive.


Support Team

Professionals for your dogs needs:

  • Veterinarian and Emergency Animal Hospital
  • Pet Insurance
  • Groomer
  • Pet Sitters
  • Boarding Kennel or Friends
  • Dog Training


All Hands On Board

A dog is a family commitment, make sure everyone knows the role they will be playing with the new dog. Set responsibilities, and straight rules for everyone. Also, set a training plan for your dog.


Shopping Time

___ Dry and/or Wet Dog food
___ Dog Treats – highly recommended for Training!
___ Bowls for Water and Food
___ Collar or Harness (or both)
___ Leash
___ ID Tag
___ Dog Shampoo
___ Nail Trimmers
___ Brush
___ Ear Cleaning Solutions
___ Dog toothbrush and Toothpaste
___ Pickup Bags
___ Dog Crate (if you plan on crate training)
___ Dog Bed and blanket