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Dog Proofing Your Home

Dogs, especially young ones or untrained ones, are like children and will get into everything. This can be very stressful for you and at worst, your house can be deadly for your dog. The kitchen and garage need to be dog proofed. Kitchen cleansers, soaps, drain cleaners will kill your pet if ingested. In the garage, detergents, cleaners, anti-freeze, paint removers, garden supplies such as weed killers, snail bait, fertilizers etc. can all be deadly. Bathrooms also contain similar items. Be careful. The garden can also be a dangerous area. There are many plants and bulbs (inside and out) that are poisonous. It is very important that you check for mushrooms during damp weather as these can be lethal with only a small amount. Dog-proofing your home also means making sure that you have secure high fences and gates that are locked. And remember, chocolate is also deadly to dogs so keep it out of reach.

Your New Dog!

A Dog is a Pet and Companion for life. These dogs have already been to shelters or rescued from abusive or neglectful situations and we do not want them to go back to that. Please remember that the first week with a new dog in your home will always be the most difficult and please be understanding of this.

It can also take a minimum of 3 weeks for your dog’s ‘real’ personality to come out! i.e. for your dog to become completely comfortable in your house. For this reason we recommend that you set up your ‘house rules’ now and stick to them. Keep your dog well supervised or confined at times when you cannot keep an eye on him/her. This way, your dog does not learn any bad habits as s/he gets used to his/her new home.

This dog doesn't know you from anyone and is most likely coming out of a not so great situation so please allow some time for you to get comfortable with your new dog and vice versa. You really are saving a life and if you stick with it, the reward will be far greater than any house training accident!

Supplies

  • Dog food (Dry food/nuts recommended)
  • Water bowl, food bowl or Kongs.
  • Treats for training
  • Toys (chew bones, chew toys)
  • Bed (dog bed, blanket or towels)
  • Crate and/or baby gates
  • Put all these supplies in your new dog's confinement area (see the Crate Training section)
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Adopt a Dog

We have a range of lovable friendly dogs waiting for their forever home. You are free to come and visit them, and even take them for a walk to get to know them. For more information click here:

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