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Foster dog

Learning to raise your shelter dog

Fortunately, there are plenty of people who decide to give this group of dogs a nice and stable home.
These dogs have often been through a lot and experienced physical or emotional pain.
Argression in their environment - Neglect - Abused - Wandered around - Or placed in a killing station awaiting their terrible fate.
So it is not surprising at all that your dog friend is not yet ready for his new life and world and faces life with a little more distrust than normal.
We are here to help and support you to understand your dog friend better and integrate him into his new world with patience and peace.

Jack Hensen en Lola uit Griekenland

More than 17 years of experience in guiding shelter dogs

Shelter dog behavior

Escape behavior, Fear, Aggressive, Prey drive, Excessive barking, Not wanting to go outside, Biting at visitors, Urinating in the house, Lunging at other dogs, Barking at people are often observed behavioral problems in foreign shelter dogs.
But despite their physical or emotional backpack, these dogs have a lot of resilience and can usually adapt well to their new living environment.

Learning to raise a foreign dog requires specialization

Dogs from abroad are almost always dogs with a past, even if they were born in a shelter.
This last fact is sometimes underestimated.
Usually independent but also vulnerable dogs that need to be integrated into their new living environment with extra care.
The breed type and country of origin also play a role in training that should not be underestimated.

What are you going to learn?

  • Learning to parent

  • Provide safety and support to your dog

  • Gain an understanding of the possible breed type

  • Learn to read and understand dog body language

  • Learn to limit your dog and yourself

You don't just raise a foreign dog

This takes time and awareness.
Barking, urinating in the house, biting, or apparently aggressive behavior are expressions of fear.
Training is pointless and can even increase anxiety. You don't train away fear in people, do you?

How can we help you?

Guidance for shelter dogs initially consists 2 of 3 private sessions, preferably in the dog's safe home environment. Frequency in mutual consultation and according to need.
Sometimes we even stay away longer because, for example, the dog is extremely impressed with his new existence and behavioral change is not a trick or a forced action but takes time.

Sadness and disappointment

because you didn't quite expect that your new dog friend behaves very differently than you expected or imagined.

You do your best, but feeling powerless or even ashamed of those around you sometimes makes you sad or powerless. 
You want to go all the way, but you get stuck in emotion and powerlessness.
Emotion is allowed and sometimes it is part of it. 
Please tell us, we completely understand this and so we can help you in the best way and what we can do about it.

Don't skimp on the investment in the guidance and education of your foreign canine friend.
You don't want to unnecessarily send him to the shelter again after a year, do you?

Wij hebben al meer dan 1000 mensen met hun buitenlandse hond  mogen helpen uit de regio's
Haarlem - Amsterdam - Alkmaar - Lisse - Hilversum - Schagen - Zaanstad - Rotterdam - den Haag