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Tips to Help Your Shelter Dog Adjust to a New Home

When you bring your new shelter dog home, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First up: learn how to read your pup's body language to know his or her mood. (Published Friday, April 1, 2016)

The first thing you might want to do after you bring a new dog home from the shelter is also something you probably shouldn't do: invite all your friends over to meet the cute pup.

Instead, you should first make sure that your dog is comfortable with its new surroundings. Then, invite one friend over at a time to make sure you don't overwhelm the dog.

That's just one tip that can help your dog adjust to their new home. Watch the video above to learn more. 

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