Adopting a dog — what to expect
Don’t expect your new companion to form a strong relationship with your family in the binning. Whether you have adopted a young puppy or a more mature dog this transition is going to take some time. Once everyone in your house hold gets to know each other and is comfortable in their environment the bond will grow naturally.
If you have other animals bringing in a new member can be very stressful for those already in residence. You must make sure that you do not neglect the animal already in the home. One of the best ways to encourage good relationships is to give both the new and old structured attention. This means at say their name and give a treat in rotation while they are in the same room.