Dogs are all different and when you choose to give a home to a rescue dog you may not always know where it's been since puppyhood. What experiences it has collected all though its life and how it is going to behave in a home.
A saved dog can come from many situations and for lots of reasons. Death of owner, irresponsibly of a prior owner, breeding dogs at the end of their use or human allergy are all reasons for a dog being rehomed. The list actually is unending and the thing to always remember is that the way a dog behaves in rescue isn't always the way in which it will behave in the home. When it is settled, secure and less scared a dog’s true character will begin to show through. A dog barking excessively at a rescue dog house door may never utter a sound in the home, it occurs and I have seen it.
It won't serve you to mechanically decide that this is a negative effect of taking a rescued dog. Many dogs abandoned or brought to a dog pound have no behavior Problems in any way. I have lived with two dogs which have been boarded at holiday kennels and not picked up at the end of their stay. Neither came with any history. Both were perfectly behaved within the home and socially impeccable throughout their lives. Both were pleasant and extremely easy dogs to live with.
Many of us think that by getting a puppy and bringing it up in their home they'll guarantee good behavior from their dog. This isn't the case. A dog’s personality can seldom be guaranteed and without regard for its age a dog will only behave how its other family members teach it to.
A good rescue will put together an evaluation of a dog, and if the dog is handed into them it will also take a meticulous history from the previous owner. Using this and expert advice, the rescue will give you all the help needed to settle your dog into your house.
This tract aims to supply information on rescuing a dog. Positive dog training involving reinforcement and reward will turn virtually any dog’s behavior around. For info on dog barking and other behavior please feel free to visit The Dog Trick Academy.