Bringing a rescued doxie home can be very rewarding but can also be very stressful. It generally takes at least a week for the new doxie to begin to feel comfortable in its new home. Please remember that your new doxie has been separated from it’s old home and is probably confused as to where it belongs now. Also, a lot of rescues have been abused and may not know how to trust just yet. Most will be scared at first nut with time and patience and guidance they will come around.
Here are a few tips to help make your new doxie’s transition into its new home a smooth one.
When introducing the new doxie to dogs that are already in your home, it is best to let them meet on neutral territory so no one feels that their territory is being threatened. Let them meet in a controlled setting, such as a neighbors fenced back yard where they will have lots of room to sniff and check each other out.
It is easy to be excited about the new dog and pay more attention
to it at first. Be sure to pay equal attention to the established dogs
so they do not become jealous. Jealousy is big reason dog fights occur.