I want to talk about the emotional effect on dogs when they are uprooted from their home, sometimes taken to another home, or a foster, and then a shelter and then adopted.
This is TRAUMATIC for them. I had two conversations with people yesterday who had adopted shelter dogs and had them for just a few days. The dogs were exhibiting unwanted behavior. One was not willing to put in the time and effort, but the other one was! She has signed up for these e-news updates and knows who she is! THANK YOU!
Think about it like this: foster kids often do the same thing. It is much the same. Imagine that you are taken from your home, for reasons you don’t understand, and abandoned. Then you end up at a shelter with a lot of dogs and people you don’t know. Then you get adopted again and get yet another name.
We expect dogs to just accept and adapt after these types of emotionally traumatic events. Why? Do we adapt that easily? Not always.
Give any adopted dog time to acclimate to his or her new home and be consistent and patient! You will not see that dog’s true personality until it feels comfortable that it is STAYING!
Dogs do not think like people. They are guided purely by instinct, but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel loss, or that they do not grieve. They also know the emotion of trust and the flip side which of course is mistrust and upheaval can shake their trust in humans https://www.locksmithspros.com/residential.
Seek help before you just return them. They come with baggage but we can help them unpack!!!! If you are going to rename them, remember THEY MUST LEARN THAT NAME. You cannot expect them to respond to another name (human word) if they haven’t been taught it!