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Tips For Welcoming A Dog Into Your Family
Congratulations on the new dog! Adopting a dog is a very exciting, and sometimes stressful, time. You've likely spent days or even weeks looking for the right dog for your family. Now, they're about to enter your home for the first time. Here are some things you can do to prepare.
First, make sure your children know how to act around the dog. Even friendly dogs have limits, and children should know what these are. Teach your children to avoid pulling on a dog's ears or tail, and to respect their space. Remind them that a dog can react poorly if it is startled while asleep.
Make sure you dog-proof your home. Any cleaning supplies should be kept high and out of reach. Make sure everyone in the family is aware of what foods are dangerous for dogs to eat. Keep wires organized; any wires that could be chewed on by a dog should have bitter apple spray applied. Alternatively, buy some cable sleeves for any hanging cables that can't be pulled up out of reach.
You don't need to have every single supply on hand when your dog arrives, but there are some things you will want to have. Make sure you have a bed, a crate, dishes, and food, at bare minimum. Your dog will be tired and stressed when they enter your home. Having a safe space for them to go to is important. It will help them feel relaxed and safe in your home.
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