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New Puppies and Rescues

New Puppies and Rescues

Whether you adopted a puppy or rescue, we will work with you to introduce your new puppy or rescue into your household, and help him to adjust to his new environment.   We will also work with you to teach her appropriate behavior in your home and in the human world. 

To help set you and your new furry family member up for success,  we will provide you with recommendations for supplies and equipment.  We will also give you suggestions on how best to set up your home.  ​

Bella the Bulldog Mix rescue from NYACC on a borough break.
Aussie Doodle pup, Frankie, on a walk.


Puppy socialization is the most important consideration for your new pup.  The puppy critical socialization period is from about the ages of 3-16 weeks when puppies' brains appear to be particularly responsive to learning and retaining experiences from their encounters.  Incomplete or improper puppy socialization during this time can increase the risk of behavioral problems later in life including  fear, avoidance, and/or aggression.  We will provide you with a safe, comprehensive, effective puppy socialization plan and guide you through the process during this crucial period.


​There are different considerations for newly adopted rescues.  They have been re-homed a few times.  This can be very overwhelming and stressful for them.  We will guide you through the process of allowing your new rescue to decompress and get comfortable with his new environment and family.   We will work on building her confidence and trust.  We will teach you how to capture behaviors you like and reinforce them so they occur more often.

Here Are Just Some Ways We Can Help You With A New Pup or Rescue: 

  • Choosing the right dog for you and your lifestyle

  • Bringing your new family member home

  • Defining rules of the household

  • Setting up a schedule and providing structure

  • Socialization

  • House or potty training

  • Confinement or crate training 

  • Teaching alone time and independence

  • Addressing nipping, mouthing, and unwanted chewing

  • Preventing jumping

  • Preventing resource guarding 

  • Preparing for groomer and vet visits  

  • Providing enrichment

  • Teaching attention 

  • Teaching basic manners

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