Setting Your New Dog Up for Success

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Preparing your home for a new dog

Advice on dog-proofing your home, preparing the family, recommended products, and more!

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The Essential Two-Week Guide

New dogs may have stress, fear, or confusion when transitioning to a new home. It’s crucial to allow them time to adapt gradually.

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Seamless Transitions: Navigating the adjustment period with your new dog

Whether you’re adopting a puppy, a senior dog, or anything in between, this toolkit is your go-to resource for ensuring a seamless transition into your home.

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Introducing your cat to your new dog

Make both pets lifelong friends by letting them get to know each other in a phased approach.

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Introducing your dog to your new dog

Take a smart approach to bringing a new dog into the household. It could be the difference between a positive and negative experience.

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Easy-to-Follow Guideline to help your dog adjust:
3-3-3 Rule

When adopting a new family member, it is helpful to understand the time that will be required for them to decompress and adjust to their new home.

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Protecting your dog from getting lost

Read these great tips to prevent your dog from getting loose/lost.

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Enrichment & Wellness


Fun enrichment ideas

These tips can improve your pup’s health and well-being.

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Ask the vet: Keeping your dog safe

Get answers to frequently asked questions from veterinarian Andrea Moolenbeek.

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Training & Behavior

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Find a reputable dog trainer

Access positive reinforcement dog training and behavior resources in your area.

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Positive reinforcement training benefits

We strongly support positive reinforcement. This type of training provides a wonderful opportunity to reinforce your dog’s skills, protect their safety, and bond with your dog.

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Read our helpful articles

Check out these great training, behavior, and enrichment articles from some of our trusted professionals.

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Still have questions?

Feel free to reach out to us with concerns regarding your canine friend.