Rehoming the rescue dog

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Rescue DogsRight this minute there are many unwanted dogs gazing out of kennels hoping to attract each and every passer-by’s attention in order to find a family and home of their own. If you are currently considering getting a dog of your own why not re-home a dog from one of the many canine rescue centres here in the UK?

Often the cost of taking on a rescue dog is very little and many of these four-legged friends are offered pre-vaccinated, micro-chipped and may even be neutered too, saving you even more.

The catch can be that some rescue dogs come with their own quirks and dog behaviour problems that you might, as a dog owner, need to overcome. However dogs which are available for re-homing are not alone in this respect, and a purchased puppy could bring behavioural problems to the household simply as a result of their innate personality. The good news is almost any dog training problem can be remedied if handled in the right way.

There are various canine re-homing centres across the UK such as; RSPCA, Dogs Trust, Blue Cross and The Retired Greyhound Trust so why not find out more today?

Assess what age of dog suits you best: If you want a puppy, there may be some available in pet rescue centres but remember they often find homes more readily. Older dogs are easier to find, are often more mellow and are frequently already trained which may suit a first time dog owner better. However it should be considered that an older dog may have more ‘concreted’ behavioural problems so the full history of the dog should always be gleaned, to ensure each potential dog owner is fully capable of any rehab and care before undertaking adoption.

Think with your head not your heart: Really think when it comes to choosing your canine friend and make a decision regarding the breed, type and energy levels of dog that is right for you and your family.

It is crucial to give a lot of consideration to the type of environment your re-homed dog needs and is best suited to in order to ensure a long term, happy home.

Training is key: Always ask a professional expert or attend dog training classes for help with tackling any health behaviour problems, or simply just to kick-start your dog’s new life. Good leadership in combination with sensitivity and understanding is the best way to have a well behaved and happy, healthy canine.

Don’t forget the key to a happy canine is to provide a regular routine, plenty of walks and a balanced nutritious diet so that your dog feels fit, healthy, happy! The inclusion of supplements in the diet can be beneficial in order to promote optimum health. Scientific Nutritional Products supply Canine Super Coat; ideal for those dogs with dry, itchy or a dull coat and Canine Joint Right, a Glucosamine for Dogs product which helps to maintain maximum joint comfort and mobility.

Scientific Nutritional Products offer a range of supplements including supplements for dogs. The ethos of the company is refreshing, manufacturing high specification supplements without compromise, selling directly to customers through their website; horsesupplementsdirect.co.uk in order to make their products exceptional value for money. For more information or to receive one-to-one nutritional advice contact nutritional specialist Peter Fishpool on freephone 0800 032 7774 or call 01377 254900.

by Canine Expert Peter Fishpool of Scientific Nutritional Products

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