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Hip Hip Hooray for International Dog Day!National Dog Day

Hip Hip Hooray for International Dog Day!National Dog Day

August 26 marks International Dog Day, but the pandemic has made this year's celebration different. With more people at home, some feel it's the right time to get a dog. Adoption and fostering rates of dogs have risen during this period of uncertainty. Others who have had dogs for a while are taking the time to teach and train them, an action both beneficial for them and their dog. If you got a dog during the coronavirus pandemic, are thinking about getting one, or already have one, here are some things you should know.

Choose your best friend (furry best friend)

In the event that you've just chosen to get a canine, there are a couple of things you should realize when searching for the correct one. It's significant your canine cross sections with your way of life. Go along with us at the Atlanta Humane Society as we investigate how to discover your paw-fect coordinate, civility of Unleashed: A Dog's Life.

On the off chance that you've settled on receiving a canine from a salvage or safe house, there are a few things you should know. Asylums are brimming with creatures. The inability to fix and fix pets drives this issue. Before you pick your little guy, meet a portion of the non-permanent families who salvage young doggies and figure out how their lives have been changed always, kindness of Chasing Frames with Tamara Lackey.

In case you're hoping to acquire a pet incidentally, you might need to consider cultivating. A large number of New Yorkers reacted to requests from creature covers hoping to discover homes for pets in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency. PBS NewsHour gives us how encouraging creatures likewise has passionate and physical medical advantages for the people dealing with them, particularly during self-separation.

New Pup, New Place

Once you've gotten your dog, it's time to acclimate them to their new home. Courtesy of Unleashed: A Dog's Life, Pet Behavior Expert Victoria Stilwell teaches us all about adopting a new dog into the family as smoothly as possible.

Once you've settled at home with your new family member, it's important to get your dog checked out at the vet. Going to the vet can make both you and your pooch anxious. Your dog is inundated with strange smells, sounds, and other anxious animals. You may also not know what to expect. Will there be some canine curveball? This episode of Unleashed: A Dog's Life is a "Vet 101" with guidance on just what to expect when you visit the vet.

It's not all, "sit, stay, roll over" when you bring a dog home. If you've gotten a dog and are wondering what to do next, there are therapy and training programs available to teach you and your dog. Did you know that you could even try out some rehabilitation programs for your pup? In Happy Hounds, Linda Domer shows us how she facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland.