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Dog Obedience Training for a Rescued Pet: Where to Begin

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 03:29 PM

When it comes to obedience training, new owners of rescue dogs can either start with an advantage with a pet who already knows a bit or from the very beginning with gaining the dog's trust.

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When you adopt your dog, it’s best to learn everything you can about the animal. Professionals at a shelter or dog rescue group may have gotten to know the dog well and can provide you with tips on whether the dog seems housebroken and has been around children or other animals.

Regardless of the new pet’s behavior, give it time to adjust to the new surroundings. Be patient. Be prepared to deal with accidents on the floor, despite the dog’s earlier training. The dog is in a new place. You may have to teach it new procedures about going outside.

If you prefer using a crate for training measures, test it out on the pet. The dog may have had a previous bad experience with a crate. Try to make it a positive experience, making the crate as comfortable as possible and a "safe place" for the dog.

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If your new dog doesn't seem to settle in with time, make sure to keep up with your training and teach the dog how to act socially through calm, but assertive means.

If you have other pets, introduce the animals to each other in a controlled setting until they become used to each other. Don’t leave your new dog alone with the other pet until you have successfully monitored and witnessed their interactions.

Once you learn a little bit more about the dog, it will help you in enrolling the pet in puppy or dog training class. You can explain to the trainer or class instructor what your dog needs to learn with some information about its behavior. Most trainers will be willing to work with you and your rescue dog who needs a little extra TLC.

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