If you have recently adopted from SLS and are a first time pet owner- or if you just gained an SLS dog as a new member of your happy pack, we would love an update! We are always curious about how our dogs are doing in their new homes or what each puppy looks like now.
If you would like to keep us in the loop and show off your dog, we encourage you to fill out the Pupdate form and send us a picture! Maybe your dog will make our front page!
In an effort to help all of our adopters be successful with their new dogs, SLS has pulled together a number of resources to help with the transition and training of new dogs as well as the interactions between current dogs and family members. Adding a new family member to your home is an exciting time for everyone involved and often a new learning experience. If you have questions or issues with your new dog or puppy, check out the links below for tips and advice.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to reach out to us at Niki@spotslaststop.org and we will do our best to help.
Bringing your new dog home
The links below will provide you hints and tools relating to topics such as interactions with children, new owner responsibilities, training, and vetting that can be helpful resources for when you bring your new dog home.
• Bringing a new dog home
• Preparing your Home for a Puppy (VIDEO)
• Introducing Dogs (VIDEO)
• 8 Great Skills to Teach Your Newly Adopted Dog
• ASPCA: Dog Care
Proper training of your new dog or puppy will only help set you and your new family member up for success. Training covers a wide variety of topics such as potty training, basic commands, leash and kennel training as well as behavior correction. It does take time and effort on your part to successfully train your new dog, but it’s always worth it! We encourage everyone in the family to work with your new dog so that everyone is on the same page of expectations and commands. SLS recommends using a trainer or your local training facility.
• Dog Training
• Housetraining Dogs and Puppies
• Housetraining Troubleshooting: Part I
• Housetraining Troubleshooting: Part II
• Jumping, Barking, Dog aggression, Socialization and Command training
• Potty Training
• How to Curb Puppy Mouthing (VIDEO)
• Walking on a Leash (VIDEO)
• Behavior Issues
• Common Problems
• Dogs and Babies