Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog Into Your Home

Love Has No Age Limit Welcoming an Adopted Dog Into Your Home Who says you have to get a puppy to create a bond Adult dogs make excellent pets Learn exactly what to do from the moment he walks into your home to avoid problems and how to retrain a dog with issues

  • Title: Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog Into Your Home
  • Author: Patricia B. McConnell Karen B. London
  • ISBN: 9781891767142
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who says you have to get a puppy to create a bond Adult dogs make excellent pets Learn exactly what to do from the moment he walks into your home to avoid problems and how to retrain a dog with issues.

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    • Bailey says:

      Great little booklet for people thinking about adopting an adult dog. McConnell explains how to prepare for your adult dog's arrival, how to help her settle in, how to build a relationship with her, and more. She also briefly addresses some common problems: housetraining, chewing, separation anxiety, etc. The best part of the book is the bibliography at the end, arranged by subject such as "Crate Training," "Barking," "Fearful Dogs," "General Training," etc. McConnell's booklet is brief and intr [...]

    • Liz says:

      This is the book we were sent home with after adopting our two new springer spaniels, ages 4 and 7. It's pretty common sense stuff but was a good reminder that, above all, dogs need patience and love. No matter how many stuffed animals they eat, how many 'accidents' they have in the house, and how many screen doors they bowl through (my last week in a nutshell; couldn't be more smitten). Concise and positive book.

    • Melanie says:

      This is less a book than a booklet, but it seems like a good, snappy resource for any potential dog-adopters out there

    • Julie says:

      We knew we were going to adopt an older dog so, in preparation, we read this book. So helpful! We've had Lukas for 4 days now and we're following the advice - and things are going so smoothly. Two recommendations - 1) adopt and 2) get this book!

    • Crystal says:

      Great booklet (less than 100) and resource for when you first bring or have a newly adopted dog in your home. I went to school for animal care and work for behaviorist, and appreciate how much helpful and positive information is in this book- I highly recommend it!

    • Iain says:

      Seems full of good advice told with heart and humor. Still we won't know until we get our new dog home.

    • Allison says:

      An excellent read for adopting a dog into your home. Has the basics with recommendations for additional help.

    • Olivia Winter says:

      Great resource for first-time adopters of an adult rescue dog. I would have given five stars if it weren’t fully targeted at suburban dog owners, without a single sentence on big city living where people don’t have a backyard and therefore can’t keep their new dog away from people and other dogs in the first few days, etc.

    • Kara says:

      Ms. McConnell's book encourages readers to adopt rescue and shelter dogs into their lives. She addresses basic concerns that a dog adopter would have, such as how to make the transition to the new home and family easy for the dog and the people. She also explains some basic dog training to help the new owner manage her dog. The tone of this book is very encouraging and supportive for a new dog owner.

    • Jupiter394 says:

      A wonderful book for anyone thinking of or who has adopted an adult dog. This book is a great reference when you've first adopted, helping you through the transition and giving you some insights into what your new dogs behavior might mean.It also briefly covers some some of the most common obstacles you might encounter. Just know that if you have any of these issues, you might need to get one of the more in depth booklets as well.

    • Susan says:

      Women in Afghanistan, race relations in the US post WWII, rescuing abused dogs. Can I pick 'em or what?Anyway, this book was really good. A smart, concise summary and beginner's guide to bringing an adopted dog into your home. Probably not the detailed one we might need if/when we have specific training needs later, but a great start and overview.Highly recommended as a start.

    • J Crossley says:

      This book is designed for those who adopt an older dog, or a dog that has been "given up." It explains the unique difficulties an older dog may experience and how to help your older canine move though the changes that they experience when they come to live with you.

    • Leah says:

      Very helpful for people who have just adopted a dog. So much of the literature is on puppies, not adults dogs from unknown backgrounds!

    • Janaki Kuruppu says:

      nice simple clear advice for bringing an older dog into a home. i am referring to it often. it was recommended to me by an old friend who trains dogs, who i have a lot of respect for.

    • Abby says:

      Best book on adopting an adult dog that I've read to date! Patricia McConnell is my hero. Full review forthcoming on my dog blog, Doggerel.

    • Janis Lai says:

      Useful book for anyone looking to adopt a dog and need a kind introduction/reminder on what to do.

    • Colleen Strasburg says:

      Great book for new k9 parents its short and easy to read but packed with helpful tips when bringing home a new dog.

    • Dani Jameson says:

      I think I would have liked it more had it addressed issues I've had with a rescue 8 years after I got her but I know that is not the intention of this book.

    • Heather Morrison says:

      A lot of the information in this book felt like common sense, however, if having a dog is something new to you, this book would be the jackpot of quick learning.

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