After walking countless Malibu families through the dog adoption process, the one thing that seems to always happen within the first month is—a panicked phone call.
“He’s not …”
“She’s not acting like …”
“I told him …”
We must remember that dogs really do want to please us, but when they come to a new home, they’re very confused. They have no idea what our new rules are. They suddenly find themselves with strangers who have new expectations in a different place, and try as they might, it will take some patience for the new dog and the new family to adjust.