Tips for New Dog Owners

Welcoming a furry friend into your family comes with a lot of new territory. From basics about dog behavior to advice for training your dog, Tips for New Dog Owners is your one-stop shop for the information you need.

Learn from our experience and make the most of your new relationship with your dog. Dog ownership is a big responsibility — especially for a first-time dog owner. Your new family member has a unique set of needs. Explore our tips for new dog owners and make the most of your time with your new best friend.

Don’t Shop, Adopt

Bringing home a rescue dog can be a rewarding experience for you and your family. You might not need to worry about house training, which can certainly be good for your carpets. But an adult dog, especially one from a shelter or rescue, might have some behavior problems that need addressing.

For a new dog owner, training and behavior adjustment can be a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be, though. Basic commands can be taught and problem behaviors can be corrected. Learn from our experience adopting a rescue dog.

Positive Reinforcement

One way to bond with your dog and help him learn the right way to behave is through positive reinforcement training. It might take some patience at first, but in the long run you can teach your dog to be the best pet possible.

Tips for New Dog Owners

Explore our dog blog and resources and learn how to welcome your dog, curb behavior issues, find a vet and more. You and your new dog can have a healthy, happy life together!