Dog Training Cat Tip of the Day: Welcoming home a new dog! Step #1 keep him on a leash and guide him through the nucleus of your house. You don't know this dog, so you don't know if it will get fearful and run from you, gey excited and plow through your sliding glasd door, or go into drive and go after (attack mode) your other pets. By keeping a new dog on a leash when they are out of their crate (this means no free roam- dog is under control and leashed) and keeping the rooms your dog needs to know right now to a minimum, you create a very predictable easy-to-adjust to routine. Don't overwhelm your dog and discredit yourself as the leader of your household by giving a dog too much freedom too soon. -Cenicero, #dogtrainingcat