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Sometimes reviewing is important, so I think that’s where we should start. In Part I we looked at bad reasons and one good reason to adopt/rescue a dog. Get this wrong, and you will be headed for a future of chaos and frustration. In Part II, we looked at “seeking a dog’s highest good,” or what we might call “love in action.” If you look at your dog as just as dog, you probably brought him home for one of the bad reasons in Part I. In Part III, we talked about ham and eggs, and how the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. Not being committed to your dog will undermine the relationship you have with him. So, why this brief review?
Everything previously mentioned in Parts I-III are absolutely foundational to giving your dog the best life possible. The cumulative effect of getting it all right (well, right most of the time) will create an environment that produces a dog that loves life and looks forward to the new adventure of each day. You want a happy dog, and he wants to be a happy dog. Give him routine and structure – dog’s love routine and structure. Give him clear boundaries – he wants to please you. Give him a place in the family. Give him good food (no table scraps, please). Give him play. Give him exercise. Give him training. Give him proper veterinarian care. Give him the opportunity to explore new places. Do these things, and you will be giving him the best life possible.
I sincerely hope that this series, “Adopting or Rescuing A Dog: Tips On How To Avoid Problems And Future Re-Abandonment” has been helpful, for you or someone you know who is considering adoption or rescue.
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