Many dog lovers are spending more time at home these days. This is the perfect opportunity to foster and train a dog! Many shelters and facilities are fighting to remain open, so people across the country are stepping up to foster pets. If you find yourself in need of a companion or have just always thought about becoming a dog owner, now is the time to do so.
If this is the first time a dog is in your home or if you are fostering or adopting a puppy, we’ve put together some easy-to-follow tips to make the transition nice and smooth:
Our YouTube channel has several videos with a variety of training tips when it comes to training a dog to use BrilliantPad.
How fostering helps the dog
Fostering is one of the most direct ways you can save lives. Many shelters are often overextended and rely on foster pet parents to help. The dogs are placed into real households where they can learn to interact with people and potentially other dogs. They will learn how to follow a routine, making the adoption process and the transition to a new household much easier. The dog can go on to live a healthier and happier life. Just look at the reactions to these dogs that have been adopted:
How fostering helps you
The self-isolation guidelines that are in place have left many people feeling lonely or out-of-touch. Fostering a dog can provide a sense of purpose and pride, according to the Humane Society.
With fostering, comes training. If you’re fostering a puppy, proper training and establishing routines are very important. Given that people are spending more time at home, they now have the time to dedicate. Training a dog can be a welcomed break from your new routine of working from home, allowing you to focus your attention and energy on something that is a little more fun while still remaining productive.
Fostering for all
School teachers or other seasonal employees often foster to make the most of their time away from work. You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a dog. When all of this is over, with the proper tips and tools, you just might find yourself to be the world’s next proud pet parent.
Just like when you start anything new or unfamiliar, the first step is the hardest and it all seems just way too overwhelming or intimidating. If we’re talking about your first time owning a dog, though, you’re in luck! BrilliantPad is here to help.
Here are five things that new pet parents need to pay attention to.