TODAY IS THE DAY!!! YESsssssssss!!!
Can't wait for pictures!!!
And you have made sure this dog is not shy to humans and does get on well with other dogs, right? Hope the two dogs get on well together!! I bet they will!
KEEP US POSTED!!
also, remember, an adult dog NEW to a home
, can sometimes "lie low" for several days to a few weeks, cuz they are overwhelmed....all the new smells, new sights, new rules, new humans, etc. Sometimes adult dogs, even though perfectly potty trained, can have accidents those first few days, from nerves, and may need more frequent outings
those first days til they learn "where the bathroom is". It can take an adult dog a long time to be able to tell you
when they have to go. Till then, you just have to guess.
Adult dogs new to a home sometimes sleep a lot
and might not play a lot at first and are very very polite, on their "company manners" at first.
It's kind of good idea, to give adult dogs someplace they can go to relax, where no one and no dog will bother them while they adjust and process everything.
As much as you can, during that time, try not to stare
at the new dog. (hard to do, i know!
) If you do find yourself staring at new dog, (you will !
) at least glance away often, and offer slow blinks, "i'm not a threat" to the dog.
Be generous with small treats first week or so, to help dog bond to you. Cut her meal size back if you have to, to accommodate extra treats for dog. Having new dog lick small dab of peanut butter or cream cheese off of your hand is good thing to do, too.
It takes an adult dog more than a week or so to fully bond and accept a new human. Oh, the adult dog sure can bond, oh bayyybee, can they ever!!
But, it's not always quite as instant as we think it is, for an adult dog to decide he is now home, and that he is safe here, etc.
Be outdoors with new dog anytime she is outdoors, for first weeks---- cuz adult dogs sometimes think they should escape re-find where they "belong". It is kind of easy to lose a new adult dog in those first few weeks, til they learn the lay of the land and til they learn "This IS where you belong".
HAVE A GREAT TIME GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEW DOG!!!
and i know you will, but of course make sure resident dog gets plenty of love and att'n too!