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Getting a new dog

Getting a puppy? Make sure to check out the puppy care and training page, too.


How to Adopt a Dog: The Video Series

And check out our free online course: Dog Speak 101

Being able to read canine body language is an important skill for anyone who owns a dog. This twelve-video course from the 3 Lost Dogs Academy will give you a basic, yet detailed, introduction to the wonderful world of canine body language and communication.  Did I mention it’s free? Click here to sign up.

And here’s everything else we’ve got:

Before you get a dog

How to Adopt the Perfect Shelter Dog – An animal shelter is a great place to find a new pet. But walking into a shelter full of “lost dogs” isn’t easy – you’ll want to take them all home! This 21-page guide will walk you through the decision-making process that will help ensure you go home with the best pet possible. Get it for free when you join the 3 Lost Dogs email list.

Preparing for dog ownership
Choosing and adopting your new dog

Caring for your new dog

Good habits from the beginning

One of the most important parts of training a new dog is preventing bad habits from forming. These two articles can help with that:

House training your dog

If there is one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of almost all new dog owners, it’s potty training. But housebreaking doesn’t have to be difficult.

Dog Crates: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Crate training is by far the easiest way to house train a dog. Just be careful – dog crates are easy to misuse.

A guide to surviving life with your new dog

I Got a Dog – What Was I Thinking? is about what to do when raising your new dog turns out to be a lot harder than you expected. It will help you deal with the monsters in your head, when sleep-deprivation and self-doubt make you want to throw in the towel and put Sparky up for sale on Craigslist.

You’ll learn:

  • How to house train your dog even if she’s had a lot of accidents
  • How to teach your dog not to freak out when he’s alone
  • How to survive bedtime with a puppy who whines all night
  • How to stop being stressed and overwhelmed all the time
  • And more

Sound like something you could use? Click here to learn more