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014 Introducing Your New, Adopted Dog to the Family & Stories from a Dog Handling, Secret Service Agent

Published: 04/17/2018
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Ensure that the initial meetings between your newly adopted dog and your human and canine family members goes well, by following these guidelines.

Then, Dan Hughes, Co-owner of Dogs for Defense who works with explosive and narcotic detection dogs, tells stories about when he was a U.S. secret service agent working with dogs as partners.

Plus, there is something much more effective to do than shouting ” shut up” at your dog that will interrupt and stop its barking. You’ll want to try this technique.

Resources for this episode:


Source for story about how to stop the yelling and the barking: The Other End of The Leash by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

Written list of Steps for introducing the adopted dog to the family and the full show notes for this episode can be found at www.raisingyourpaws.com.

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