Before your dog enters the home, you’ll want to make sure everyone you live with understands how they will welcome their new friend, as well as what their new responsibilities entail.
Remember that puppies have LOTS of energy, and may want to chew on, jump on, and “mark” different things and places around the house.
On the other end, senior dogs often have less energy compared to younger dogs, so set expectations with children and other family members so you don’t overwhelm your new friend.
Consider crate training to establish a regular bathroom routine, as well as a way to find peace of mind while you’re not home.
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