Older Puppy/Dog Program
Special Note: Can you remember any one time in life that you have felt a bit nervous or uneasy when entering new crowds of people..or places. School is a good example. Entering elementary school or college for the first time can be one of those unsettling times in life that you can feel out of place, a bit frightened, and have to strive to adjust and feel like you fit in with the environment and crowd. Like Albert Einstein might say; Certain life experiences can make you feel scrambled up inside. When considering an older dog or puppy, keep in mind that most older dogs and puppies will require some adjustment time in order to fit in with their new homes and family.
First Impressions Are Important and..
Anything worth having is worth working for.
Just like many children and young people (and even adults); most animals need tender loving care when entering new and strange environments and families too. Older puppies and dogs are no different. With reassurance and positive support most all older puppies and dogs will adapt to their new families and environments. And just like people, some will adapt sooner than others. But with a knowledgeable sensitive loving hand, unconditional patience and love, like children; most all older dogs and puppies have the capacity to acclimate and adapt. Once they have an understanding of you, their new home, environment, feel accepted and safe with you, and can understand what you expect of them, they can gain confidence and fit in. And just like people; from the moment you meet, everything you do, how you do it, and how you say things to them with your voice and body language, will have an effect and will determine how fast or slow they adapt.
Animals are smarter than some think they are!