Your new dog may never have lived in a house before. Everything will be new and strange. Imagine you have just landed from the moon and seen televisions, vacuum cleaners, glass doors and mirrors for the first time. Naturally it will take your dog some time to settle down.
When any dog enters a new home, whether it is a puppy that the parents have bought, or whether it is an older rescue dog, it is important that parents put the following rules in place to help keep their children safe.
Just like us, dogs sometimes do not like to have their space invaded.
Just like us, the nicest dogs can have an off day.
A dog that walks away or growls has had enough interaction. If we do not notice these subtle requests, a dog has only one more way of asking us to leave him alone.
Ask children to respect your dog’s space and help keep them safe.