I Adopted a Dog & It’s Way Harder Than I Thought – Advice?

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Adopting a dog can be amazing, but it’s also hard work! On “Life Quakes”, a viewer is overwhelmed by her new pet and wonders if she should find him a new home. Host Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Joann ‘JoJo’ Venant offers advice for making the best decision for both the dog and the owner.

Reassess your reasons

Think back to why you wanted a pet. Is your dog still providing what you hoped for (like companionship), even if it’s harder work than you expected?

Get outside help

Sometimes bringing in professional dog trainers can make a huge difference in both your pet’s behavior and your own stress levels.

Responsible rehoming

If after trying everything, you still can’t meet your dog’s needs, focus on finding the best possible new home, prioritizing their well-being.

Have YOU been in a similar situation? Did you keep your pet or find them a new home? Share your experience in the comments!

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