It’s sad, but true… Statistically speaking there are more dog and puppy adoptions in December than any other month, but this leads to January taking the cake for the highest number of surrenders to shelters and rescues.

It’s wonderful that introducing a new dog to the home will likely bring tremendous joy and fulfillment to any family, but that’s not always the case. People have the best of intentions when adopting a dog, especially this time of year, but sometimes these dogs can come with some unexpected behavioural issues. And this is something families can’t always prepared for.

So what can you do to ensure that your December adoption isn’t a January surrender? Get started with training right away! Show your new family member that they can trust you by giving them boundaries and rules to live by. This will make the transition to life in your home much easier for your new dog and help them to settle in much more quickly.

If you’re adopting a puppy or adult dog this holiday season, you’ve got work to do! Let us help you towards a solid head start on your relationship with your new dog and contact us today!

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