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Whether your new dog is a puppy or an adult, there will be some kind of adjustment period after your new dog comes home. Prepare in advance and be patient. Dogs are often scared or overwhelmed when they go to a new home for the first time. They may hide or show signs of fear. Others may appear aloof and relaxed until they get used to life, then they even may become hyperactive once they feel confident. Some will be right at home within a day or two, while others take several months to adjust.
Adult dogs often need more adjustment time, especially if they lived in a shelter for a while. On the other hand, puppies usually need more training (especially house training). Either way, it’s usually several months before you and your new dog settle into a routine.
Have everything set up at home and make a plan for everything before your new dog comes home. This will help you get off to a great start.