Your New Dog

Your New Dog


Please call our Behavior Helpline at 630-323-5630 if you need any additional information or advice.
Thank you for adopting a companion animal from Hinsdale Humane Society!

These articles are designed to address many of the questions you may have about how to care for your new dog.

Click here for a printable version of the "Your New Dog" booklet.

Settling In

Getting Prepared, Homecoming, and Supplies
Types of Collars
Setting up for Success; Do's & Don'ts for the first few days
Safe Introductions and Intros to Resident Pets
Dogs & Kids
Creating a Routine


Crate Training
House Training
Building a Relationship through Training Classes
Training Inappropriate Behaviors (Chewing, Jumping, Digging, Barking, Door Bolting, Separation Anxiety)

Your Dog's Health

Vaccinations and Treatments

Decompression Time

The Rule of 3-3-3


When the Match Isn't Right

The Hinsdale Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals. We advocate education and public service to encourage the compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent their suffering and neglect. We are a voice for companion animals who are dependent on people for their care and believe they are entitled to our respect and protection.