Many people nowadays are choosing to adopt a rescue dog instead of buying a puppy from a breeder. This is something the DWA strongly applauds, as so many dogs are being needlessly euthanized each year simply because they are homeless. DWA founder Lisa Tenzin-Dolma wrote a 55 page mini-book that gives guidelines on how to choose the right dog for you, and how you can help your dog to settle in with the minimum of stress. You can download this small book for free here.

 

 


 

 
Contents

About the author ............................................. 3
About this book ............................................ 4
Why adopt a rescue dog? ................................... 5
Which breed or mix is a good match for you? ......... 6
Living with a rescue dog ................................. 10
Before you collect your dog ............................. 13
Bringing your dog home ................................. 16
The first night ........................................................ 18
Toilet training ............................................. 20
New introductions ........................................ 21
Marking .................................................... 29
Feeding ..................................................... 30
Establishing routines ..................................... 31
Exercise .................................................... 32
Sleeping and resting ...................................... 34
Teaching good manners ................................. 35
Health ...................................................... 42
Play ......................................................... 47
Any problems or issues ................................... 49
The joys of living with a rescue dog .................... 53
Recommended reading .................................... 54