Many people nowadays are choosing to adopt a rescue dog instead of buying a puppy from a breeder. This is something the DWA strongly applauds, as so many dogs are being needlessly euthanized each year simply because they are homeless. DWA founder Lisa Tenzin-Dolma wrote a 20 page mini-book that gives guidelines on how to choose the right dog for you, and how you can help your dog to settle in with the minimum of stress. You can download this small book for free here.

 

 

CONTENTS

WHY ADOPT A RESCUE DOG? Page 2

WHICH BREED OR MIXED BREED IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Page 2

LIVING WITH A RESCUE DOG Page 4

BEFORE YOU COLLECT YOUR DOG Page 5

BRINGING YOUR DOG HOME Page 6

THE FIRST NIGHT Page 7

NEW INTRODUCTIONS Page 8

TOILET TRAINING Page 11

MARKING Page 11

FEEDING Page 12

ESTABLISHING ROUTINE Page 12

EXERCISE Page 13

SLEEPING AND RESTING Page 13

TEACHING GOOD MANNERS Page 14

HEALTH Page 16

PLAY Page 18

ANY PROBLEMS OR ISSUES Page 18

THE JOYS OF LIVING WITH A RESCUE DOG Page 20

RECOMMENDED READING LIST Page 20

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Page 20