10 Ways to Welcome Your Adopted Boston Terrier

by Colleen Fernandez

in Basic Training, Dog Socialization

top 10 waysIf you’ve just adopted a Boston Terrier, Congratulations! I wish you all the best. Now here’s a list of 10 things you should do to make your Boston Terrier feel at home.

1. Get to know your dog. Gather as much information you can about your dog. Ask the shelter personnel about the dog’s behavior and daily routine. Try to stick to the dog’s feeding, exercise, and grooming routine.

2. Outline responsibilities in your home. Figure out who is going to be in charge of walking and feeding the dog. Also establish boundaries for your dog. Is she or isn’t she allowed on the furniture? Make sure everyone in the household is on the same page.

3. Get a “check-up.” Take your new dog to the vet for an exam. Have her checked for heartworms and make sure he/she is spayed or neutered.

4. Relax. Give your dog a few days to get used to his new home before introducing him to new people and

5. Protection. Make sure your pet feels safe and secure. If he’s used to sleeping in a crate, make sure he can do so at your house too.

6. Take him outside. When you adopt a new dog, regardless of what the shelter has told you, you should assume the dog is not housetrained. Take him out frequently, to prevent accidents.

7. Be Active. Your new Boston Terrier wants to be your friend and play with you. This will help strengthen the bond between you.

8. Find a school. Even the dog is well trained, you should consider enrolling your new dog in obedience classes; learning together establishes you as the leader.

9. Use a leash. If you’re forced to chase your dog, escape will become a game to your dog. Trust me, this is not good!

10. Patience. Your dog will adjust to his new life, but it may take some time … so be patient and you’ll have yourself a happy enduring relationship in no time.



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