Getting a dog in your life can be a life changing experience for you. A furry pooch can bring in immense joy and happiness in your life by just being in it. But, this experience can be different when you adopt a rescue dog. Because certainly, if its a rescue dog, it has gone thorough one thing or another that has led him to be rescued by someone. So, when you bring home a rescued dog, your experiences can be a little different and you will need a little more persistence and efforts. But when the dog finally bonds with you and trusts you, the love that it will give you is incomparable to anything else.
Building a bond with your rescue dog can be tough in the beginning. If the dog was abandoned by their previous owner, they will find it difficult to trust someone. But, here are some tips that will help you bond with your rescue dog better.
- Spend Time With The Dog
If you want to build a bond with your dog, you have to give him time. Not just a few minutes of your day, but ample time, because since it is a rescue dog, it’ll take longer to trust you and be comfortable around you. Begin by including your dog in anything you can. For instance, call your dog to join you in while you watch TV. Or just go to his crate and talk to him, caress him.
- Praise Your Dog
Dogs love it when they get praised by their owners. Whatever small task your dog has accomplished, whether it is listening to a simple command, or eliminating in the allotted area, praise him. Always shower him with a lot of affection while you praise him. This will make him feel great and hence will build a bond in time.
- Pet Your Dog
Dogs love touch, and the case of rescue dogs is no different. Petting your dog will create a stronger bond with him in lesser amount of time. Spend a certain part of the day just with your dog petting him and caressing him in a soft and cozy way. This will make your dog feel safe and will develop a wonderful bond between you and your dog.
Just following these simple tips when you bring home a rescue dog can make a big difference in how the dog sees you, and will eventually lead to a bond that is unbreakable.