Establishing House Rules for Newly Adopted Adult Dogs

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Set house rules from the first day and be consistent. Not being consistent confuses them and only leads to bad results and frustration.

Only greet when they sit. Do not greet or allow jumping on people.
Only allow or not allow on certain pieces of furniture with no exceptions.

They must request permission to exit the house by sitting or waiting before actually exiting.

They must allow any amount of gentle stroking on any part of the body.
Submitted by Dr. Rolan Tripp of the Animal Behavior Network. Visit to learn more.

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