A Guide to Bringing a Dog Home for the First Time (Infographic)

You already know that owning a dog is a lot of work—a new being is entering your home that needs love and attention (and food), just like all the rest of your family members. This infographic by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter gets into the basics and the nitty gritties of introducing your pet to her new home, establishing boundaries and of course, bonding. Enjoy your new best friend!

A guide to bringing a dog home for the first time

Photo Credit: Anita Peeples/Unsplash

74 comments

Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for sharing.

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Marie W.
Marie W2 years ago

Thanks

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Rosslyn O.
Rosslyn O2 years ago

Heather and Natasha, I agree, I have never ever owned crates/cages for any of my dogs? I lack to see why one would be locking a pup or dog up inside your home if it is going to be his/her home? Even when an animal was ill and needed to be secluded, I just made a little barrier across a door way. Okay, if at a dog show or taking a cat to the vet I could well see the need. Seems strange to me too.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Sammy Bryant
Samantha Bryant2 years ago

Aw! This is good advice.

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Elaine W.
Past Member 2 years ago

Great advice.

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Debra Tate
Debra Tate2 years ago

Thanks

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Janis K.
Janis K2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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natasha salgado
Past Member 2 years ago

I have a huge problem with crates. Too many people seem to think it's perfectly okay to put their pups in crates 4 hours on end especially new pups--that's just wrong. Do miss having a pup. thanks

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