Training Tips and Device for Effective Socialization
MPR is happy to lend any equipment you may not have available. If you borrow any of our foster items please return it to us as soon as it no longer needed.
Important products and equipment to have on hand
Bringing a new foster dog into your home, especially one that is stressed or anxious can be a messy experience for the first 24 – 48hrs. It is therefore recommended to have the following items on hand to ease stress, clean mess, and to keep your new dog as safe and comfortable as possible.
Items for your journey home
- A suitable sized crate lined with an old towel or sheet that you don’t mind if it gets soiled
- A slip leash for transporting your new dog from one vehicle to another (dogs often slip their collars so avoid attaching a leash to his collar)
- Paper Towels and sanitizer to clean up any accidents
- Rescue Remedy (a natural Back Flower Tincture that reduces stress)
Items for your home
- A suitable sized crate lined with an old towel or sheet that you don’t mind if it gets soiled.
- Pureed Pumpkin (do not use pie filler) to ease an upset stomach
- Prepare a couple of stuffed and frozen Kong Toys to keep him amused during crate time
- Dog Bowls and Additional Water Bowls (if you already have pets in the home). Do not let your new dog share food water for the first few days. This will prevent contamination if your foster dog is sick, and prevent resource guarding with the family pet.
- A variety of toys and puzzles
- A dog bed for when he is settled enough to sleep outside of the crate
- A baby gate to block off rooms, especially if a slow introduction is needed with family pets. Dogs do not like being shut in a room with the door closed.