HOW TO: Manage multiple dogs
- No shared food or toys; feed separately at either different times or areas of the home, and only allow your foster to have a toy when they are separated or in their crate
- Do not leave your foster dog alone unsupervised with your pets OR OUTDOORS (even if you have a fenced yard!); we provide crates and/or baby gates for fosters to use in order to keep safe boundaries as well as encourage quicker housetraining
- Do not allow your foster sit on your lap, furniture, or sleep in bed with you; by showering your new foster dog with praise and not making them earn their privileges not only creates an entitled little monster sometimes, but frequently this leads to jealousy from your other pets which leads all too often into a fight for possession and territory In short, set your foster dog up for success and minimize your own stress by being prepared & instituting firm boundaries straight from the gate.
These suggestions may sound a bit strict, but they are advised by professional trainers with nearly perfect success rate.