What was life like for that poor, wonderful puppy before you came to the rescue? Adopting a rescue dog is a great thing to do. There are so many dogs that are underfed, under cared for, underloved. People like you who adopt from a rescue center are doing something wonderful and humane. But, don’t stop there.
You’ve made the decision to rescue a dog – to make that dog a member of your family. Now, take the next step and ensure that your rescue dog works out. More than working out, make sure that you, your family and your rescue dog have a great life together.
Training is a must for rescue dogs, or should be
What can training do for your rescue dog? Think about how all those harsh and neglected experiences have affected your dog before you came to the rescue – before they were picked up by the rescue center. Some rescue dogs were abused before they were rescued. There’s no way that kind of treatment won’t influence your dog’s behavior and demeanor.
If your rescue dog’s biggest problem was neglect, that will influence their social skills, too. It has to.
Dog training can directly address behavioral problems brought on by the experiences your dog had before you took their life down a better path. It can help them to develop neglected social skills and reverse negative social behavior.
Dog training will give you and your new rescue dog a chance to bond. At the same time, your rescue dog will find some stability in his or her life. They’ll develop the kind of confidence that begins driving away the fears and inhibitions that were all-too reasonable before you entered their life.
When you bring your rescue dog home, making the most of the experience for you, and the dog starts with training. Their fresh start deserves it.