A New Dog in to your House, This can be an older Dog from a Rescue or a Puppy.
Your Home is going to be a scary place for them with lots of things they haven't seen or heard or smelt. Dogs will take time to get use to your home and the rules, so you need to give them time.
Time is the most important thing to them, They may make mistakes and they may not make it outside for the toilet. But this will all come together in time and as they get use to the house rules,
All dogs like a routine so as soon as they come in to your house then build up a routine with them.
This can be feeding , toileting , playing, sleeping,
Here are a few tips to help you.
1/ Feeding when you feed your dog , you can make them sit and wait before they eat but not to long just a few seconds. when Dogs eat this also stimulates there need to go to the toilet after they have finished so always let them out. Also if you are feeding Kibble make sure they have plenty of fresh water.
2/ Noises from the Kettle to the washing machine to the hoover will all be new noises to your dog give them time to get use to this, don't lock them away but always give them the option to leave the room so they don't feel trapped.
3/ Smells Dogs see the world in different ways to humans we mainly use sight. But Dogs will use scent / smell firstly and then sight. A Dog learns far more about it home or people and other Dogs by smelling them. A Dog can tell the health and other things by smelling another Dogs rear as this is where Dogs main scent Glands are.
So when you are out don't tell your Dog off for going and sniffing another Dogs rear In there world this is polite and how they introduce themselves to each other.
We will be putting more tips on Welcoming a New Dog in to your Home.. ....