The 3 Days, 3 Weeks, 3 Months Rule of Adopting a Rescue Dog

The 3-3-3 Rule is a general guideline of the decompression process for a Canine in a new environment.

Every dog is unique and will adjust differently, so give them space and allow them to go at their own pace!

The First 3 Days

  • Give Them Space
  • Set Your Boundaries Early
  • Stay Calm and Give Clear Direction
  • Start Your Daily Routine Right Away
  • Do Not Force Interaction
  • Be Patient and Stay Positive

After 3 Weeks

  • Will Feel More Settled
  • Will Start to Test Boundaries
  • Work Basic O (Sit, Wait, Down, Come)
  • Give Clear Direction at All Times
  • Give Calm, Clear Feedback to Them on When They Are Misbehaving
  • Praise Every Success!

After 3 Months
Will Start to Trust New Home
Will Understand Routine
Do Not Ease Off Training, More Is Better!
Will Start to Build Bond- Use Affection as a Resource!
Will Begin to Build Great Habits If You Follow This!

Remember, It Takes: Patience, Consistency, & Time!