Establishing boundaries with a new canine companion

You have a new dog in your life and you know that it’s important to establish boundaries with her. How can you do this? 

Your dog needs you to help her stay safe and this will mean helping her stay out of trouble on a daily basis. Boundaries can help you to keep her out of unsafe places, particularly in areas where you can’t pet-proof properly. Take the time to let her know which spaces are off-limits and enforce the boundaries you’ve put in place. This will help her learn where she can safely spend her time and allow you to help her take part in productive activities that will suit her preferences and capabilities well. Positive reinforcement can work wonders in making this happen, as can redirecting her attention to other activities when he tries to check out something you’d rather she wouldn’t. Your best veterinary clinic Gresham, OR can offer additional advice.


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