How to Train Your Shelter or Rescue Dog

How to Train Your Shelter

Start with the basics: Teach your dog basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and down. These commands will help you to manage your dog's behavior and keep them safe.

Socialization

Socialization is important for all dogs, but it is especially important for shelter and rescue dogs.

Housebreaking

Housebreaking can be a challenge with any dog, but it can be especially challenging with shelter and rescue dogs. 

Behavioral problems

Shelter and rescue dogs may have behavioral problems such as barking, chewing, or jumping. 

Fear

Shelter and rescue dogs may be fearful of people, other dogs, or new situations. This fear may be due to abuse or neglect in their past.

Be patient and consistent

It takes time and patience to train any dog, but it is especially important to be patient and consistent with shelter and rescue dogs.

Seek professional help

If you are struggling to train your shelter or rescue dog on your own, seek professional help from a certified dog trainer or behaviorist.

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