Bringing a dog into your household requires proper planning. It is important for you, as well as the dog that you are properly prepared for having this furry addition join your family. You are going to want the basics like food, toys, a leash, and a collar.
When the big day comes, you let the dog come bounding through the door. Everyone is there smiling at the newest addition to the family. However, if you aren’t careful you could have possibly opened the door to future issues.
You are going to have to teach the dog all the rules of the house by setting boundaries and limitations on what they can and can’t do. If you don’t establish them right away they will think the door is open for them to do whatever they want. You should be very deliberate and specific in this process. Here are 8 important steps to follow.