Category Archives: Rescue Dogs

The Importance of Training Your Foster Dog

One of the biggest topics I focus on is training your foster dog, regardless of age. I am not talking about getting the dog trained to the point of competition, I am referring to teaching some of the basic commands.  Those will translate into manners. Teaching a dog to sit, lay down, off, leave it…
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Bringing a New Dog Home

 when It doesn’t matter if you are bringing a new dog home as a permanent member of your family or a temporary foster. We have to set these dogs up for success. Decompression Before you can really get started, you need to allow for proper decompression if the dog is older (7 months and up).…
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Survivor Dogs

So many of our dogs live in their past because humans keep them there. Humans excuse dog behavior by explaining that the dog is a rescue and was most likely abused. "He's a survivor dog." Let’s just stop right there. Is this possible? Yes, but not all of these dogs were abused. Some of this…
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Feral Dogs vs Stray Dogs

One of the main questions I get is, “How hard is it to rehabilitate stray dogs and feral dogs? ”First, it is important to define “feral.” I have heard the words “stray” and “feral” used interchangeably, but let me be clear, there is a big difference between the two terms. Feral Dogs A feral animal…
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