During the first 3 days, the dog will feel overwhelmed. It is normal for them to act scared, not eat, drink, or go potty, hide, and test boundaries with their behavior.
In the first few days, please remember..
BE PATIENT, KIND, and COMPASSIONATE.
If you have any questions, please reach out to a board member for assistance!
The most important thing to have is STRUCTURE.
1. Potty Breaks
Take your dog out on a leashed walk every 2-3 hours. When they go potty, reward them with play, praise, or treats!
2. Set Boundaries
Be sure to consider things like designated crate time, whether or not to allow your foster dog on the furniture, and enforce any training you might think to be helpful.
3.. Peaceful Interaction with Your Pets at Home.
Be sure to prepare the foster dog's crate and remove all bones, toys and shared bowls. Always feed your pets in their own space and feed your foster dog in their crate . All toys can be enjoyed in separate areas for the first 72 hours. Avoid having bones inside the house during a foster period in case of resource guarding.
Communication is key
Praise wanted behaviors like "Go Potty" or "Settle." Have fun with it!
Be a Consistent Leader
Xolos will often test their boundaries. It is important to keep the rules simple and enforce them daily. Without this, they begin to act as the boss and try to push you around.
Dogs should be crated when home alone
Crating not only protects the dogs, but gives you peace of mind knowing the dog is safe.
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