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When you bring a rescue dog into your family, you want your dog to settle in and be home for life. There are five key things you can do to set your new rescue dog up for success. These tips apply to all dogs! Often rescue dogs might have behavior issues, but you can help with good training and by creating clarity and structure for the new member of your family.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • The biggest mistake you can make with a rescue dog.
  • Why we want to change patterns of behavior rescue dogs might have.
  • About the honeymoon period when a new dog enters your family and settles in.
  • What our rescue dog Tater Salad was like when he came home.
  • The 5 keys to having success when you rescue a dog.
  • Why to give your rescue dog a new name for a new life.
  • How to prepare for your dog arriving home and what you need.
  • About having a daily schedule for your rescue dog.
  • Why not to take anything at face value until you get to know your dog.
  • How to keep a journal for your rescue dog.
  • Why to get real and get honest and to believe your dog.
  • About creating daily clarity for an amazing life for a rescue dogs.
  • Why playing ItsYerChoice (IYC) will lift a weight from your dog.
  • About the importance of focusing on the awesome!

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