Many Rescue Dogs Are Street Dogs. This Means That They Will Often
Have Little To No History, They May Have Never Been In A Typical
They Will Often Have Behaviour Issues To Work Through-This Is
EA4A Executive – January 23, 2022
Hollie Harris BSc (Hons)Animal Behaviour And Welfare
Many rescue dogs are street dogs. This means that they will often have little to no history, they may have never been in a typical ‘home environment’. They will often have behaviour issues to work through-this is normal!
Remember The Rule Of 3-3-3. This Is The Idea That For The First 3 Days Your Rescue Dog Will Be Adjusting To Being In A New Environment They Will Often Be Overwhelmed, Possibly Shut Down And Nervous. After Around 3 Weeks The Dog Will Begin To Learn The Routine And Slowly Start To Settle Into The Home, They May Start Expressing Behaviours That Were Previously Hidden. After 3 Months Of Living With You, The Dog Will Often Be Settled In And Building Trust With The New Owner. This Is Only A Guideline And Will Vary Dog To Dog!
If Taking On The Responsibilty Of A
Rescue Dog You Should Be Prepared To Work Through These Stages! Lots
Of Things May Be Scary To The New Dog And It Can Take Time, Patience And The Help Of A Behaviourist To
Help You Both Settle Into Your New Lifestyle