How to Train and Settle in a Rescue Dog
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- How to settle your new rescue dog into his new home
- How to bond with your rescue dog
- How to teach your rescue dog to stay near you on walks, even when he is off-lead
- How to integrate your new rescue dog with your other dogs
- You must own a rescue dog
Are you thinking of adopting a rescue dog?
Do you have loads of enthusiasm but zero dog owning experience?
Are you desperate to give your new rescue dog a forever home?
Many dogs are returned to the shelter because their new owners fail to properly bond with their new dog. Your rescue dog is looking to you for love, leadership, safety and fun.
In this brand new course by renowned dog training expert and best-selling author Dom Hodgson, you will learn the step by step plan for bonding with your new rescue dog.
You'll get to join Dom as he adopts an 8 month old Dogue de Bordeaux Derek. You'll learn how he bonds with his new dog, and see the training journey they go on over the first six week.
This is a unique dog training course for rescue dog owners that is packed with 'real-life' practical dog training advice.
In this course you'll discover;
How to bond with your new dog and make him feel welcome in his new home
The 'simple trick' that enable you to control your dog indoors, and stop him jumping up to greet guests
How to 'interview' your new dog and find out more about his likes, dislikes and his personality
The secret to enjoying safe and stress free walks with your new dog.
Why you shouldn't rush integrating your dog with your other dogs, and why you shouldn't ever allow your rescue dog to play with other dogs in your neighborhood.
How to use toys and food to influence, play and control your new rescue dog.
What equipment to use to walk your dog i.e. what collar and lead are best.
This short course is a one-stop-shop that will take you by the hand and guide you through the first few days, weeks and months of your life with your new dog.
- New and inexperienced rescue dog owners
- Dog lovers who are thinking about rescuing a dog from the shelter
In this module you'll learn how to allow family members and friends to greet your new rescue dog.
You discover why I always leave a lead on dogs so I have greater control of my dog. If your dog regularly jumps up at guests then this module will help you with that problem.
You'll also meet Derek the Dogue de Bordeuax who is the rescue dog I will be working with during this course.
We had only adopted 8 month old Derek 2 days before we started filming this course.
In this module you'll discover how to safely walk your new rescue dog. Walking a strange dog in a new location (he is unfamiliar with) can be difficult.
He may and want to explore his new home. Using the right walking equipment will make your walks easier and less stressful.
You'll learn why using a harness and a flexi-lead can make the walk much more difficult.
You'll also see how I use food to maintain Dereks focus on me which makes the walk more enjoyable.
In this module you'll learn more about the adoption process when you are thinking about adopting a rescue dog.
You'll see how we passed a home-check and then what happened when I collected Derek from his previous home, and how to get your new rescue dog used to being a strange new home.
You'll also learn how to use a 'house-lead' to better control your rescue dog, and help him learn the rules of his new home
In this module you'll learn why adopting a rescue dog can be incredibly stressful for you AND your dog.
It's important to give your rescue dog time to settle in, and you shouldn't rush the process of introducing your dog to your other dogs, or dogs owned by neighbours, friends and family.
Make sure the main thing you teach your new rescue dog is that you are his best friend.
In this module you'll discover how to use toys to build a bond with your new rescue dog.
Playing is a great way to bond with your dog. It allows him to use his strong jaws and teeth without 'mouthing' you.
I use a variety of toys and see which one my dogs likes playing with the most. That becomes the 'kryptonite' toy that I will use to play with him and keep his attention on me when I'm exercising at the park.
If you have a dog who is difficult to walk then playing with him will help you take the edge off his energy levels, so he pulls less on the lead.
In this module you'll get an update on how Derek has settled in over the first month with us.
He's developed a good routine, and has been respectful of me and the rest of the family members.
You'll also learn how I settled him in so he sleeps all night on his own.
In this module you'll find out how Derek has progressed since the last check-in.
You'll get a training update and see how we dealt with his unwanted 'humping' 'air-biting' behaviours.
You'll learn how to use 'consequences' to improve your dogs bad behaviour.
In this module you'll discover how to control and exercise your dog with a toy.
Playing with toys out doors will keep your dog near you and out of trouble.
You'll also find out why you need to carefully choose a rescue dog so you get a four legged friend who perfectly matches your energy needs, and the type of lifestyle you have.