How to Train Your Shelter or Rescue Dog

Teach your dog basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and down. These commands will help you to manage your dog's behavior and keep them safe.

Start with the basics

Positive reinforcement is the best way to train a dog. This means rewarding your dog for good behavior.

Use positive reinforcement

It takes time and patience to train a dog. Be consistent with your training and don't get discouraged if your dog doesn't learn a command right away.

Be patient and consistent

Take them to puppy classes: Puppy classes are a great way to socialize your dog and teach them basic commands.


Housebreaking can be a challenge with any dog, but it can be especially challenging with shelter and rescue dogs.


Shelter and rescue dogs may have behavioral problems such as barking, chewing, or jumping. 

Behavioral problems

Shelter and rescue dogs may be fearful of people, other dogs, or new situations. This fear may be due to abuse or neglect in their past.


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