The potential new wave of adopting dogs from rescues with training is upon us! Let me clarify training. I don’t just mean sit, down, stay, place and come (although very valuable). Most of the dogs that I work with know all of their basic obedience, just not when it matters. They don’t know what sit means when that neighborhood dog walks by and barks or when a squirrel taunts them from a tree.

Training a new dog coming into your home from a rescue or shelter can be tough. It automatically makes you want to mostly nurture the dog and that can get you into some serious trouble down the road.