Pets are like people on some levels. One in particular is learned behavior or if you will behavior modification. We have learned early on in live if we wish to please our parents, and therefore receive some praise, to do as they ask; the same is true of pets, who only want to please us.
This is a key to training our new puppy. And for this article is the largest key of all to bringing home a rescue. First gain as much knowledge as possible about the environment our new FFBF came from. Some things will become obvious from the beginning and others we will learn and make adjustments for as they show up. If there is an undesirable behavior seek the help of a professional trainer. Frequently we will be able to find this help from our local vet or at the local humane society. Do not initially enter into this relationship with the thought we can just retrain the new pet. It is not that simple. We don’t know the training procedures use by the last owner and our new FFBF cannot tell us.
We will learn direct changes to the undesirable behavior and our pet will be the most loving pet we have ever had. It will take some work and, that’s alright, it is in fact no different than any new pet we acquire. Try to keep in mind this new pet is already at the point they only want to please you, you are their rescuer. There may be some changes we will have to make for this pet; we would do the same for a new puppy. Actually, we do for the new puppy; we just think we are training them – the truth is they are just using some behavior modification on us.