... hahahah. M. says don't say that, but I think it's pretty funny. After Lily gets here, I'll be dog-shackled again, just the way I like it. (And they say dogs have separation anxiety.)
we picked up a new collar and a longer leash (1.8m) for indoors,
engraved her tags with our phone number and address, checked out the
offerings on premium dry dog food, and a choice of dry snacks (chicken
strips, freeze dried duck liver) to help show her the ropes. Oh, and a
spritz bottle of Urine-Off, for accidents.
I'm also reviewing all our dog books, which include Rescue Dog (Gwen Baily), Culture Clash (Jean Donaldson), and Good Owners, Great Dogs (Brian Kilcommons), as well as the extensive articles at dogbreedinfo.com (Understanding Dog Behavior).
I've cut up old bed sheets to line the bedding. Anything goes the first
few days to a week. Best be prepared. And remember, Lily won't know
what's happened, if she can trust us, if she's safe. Providing a quiet,
calm, and safe environment, and letting her see for herself that it's
okay, that's the way to start