Great Dane Breed Education

DID YOU KNOW...

The Great Dane was developed as a boar hound by the Germans?

Is a Great Dane Right for You?

The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with — but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly.

There are some big, important considerations for anyone who is thinking about owning a Great Dane!

As with any pet, they need lots of love, affection, space to sprawl, exercise and regular veterinary care. One of the main reasons for finding Great Danes in shelters and rescues, is the lack of education and research on the part of the owner.

A Note About Rescue Dogs

Each rescue dog is different. They are all unique, each having been through their own good or bad circumstances. Each one comes from a very different environment, type of socialization, neglect, abuse and even abandonment. Regal Dane Rescue dogs have been provided all necessary medical treatment and we will microchip, vaccinate, spay or neuter our dogs before they are available for adoption.

We don't always receive the full history of each dog when they come into rescue. There are times, we don't even know how old they are.

There could be many reasons for an owner to surrender their dog, and high on the list may be behavior, costly medical care and a lack of breed education on the part of the owner. If this is the case, Regal Dane Rescue will medically treat the dog, and it will be assessed by our approved trainer.

To make each adoption a success, commitment, patience and an adjustment period are required for our rescue dogs.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!

THE 3/3/3 RULE IS A GENERAL GUIDELINE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD OF A DOG AFTER ADOPTION.

EVERY DOG IS UNIQUE AND WILL ADJUST DIFFERENTLY.

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3 Days

3 Weeks

3 Months

TO DECOMPRESS

TO LEARN YOUR ROUTINE

TO START TO FEEL AT HOME

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • May feel scared/unsure of what's going on

  • Not comfortable enough to be "himself"

  • May not want to eat or drink

  • Shuts down and/or hides under furniture

  • Tests the boundaries

  • Starts settling in

  • Feels more comfortable

  • Realizes this could be his forever home

  • Figures out his environment

  • Begins to understand the routine

  • Lets his guard down, may begin to show his true personality

  • Behavior issues may start to appear

  • Finally feels completely comfortable in his home

  • Begins to build trust and a true bond

  • Gains a complete sense of security with his new family

  • Sets into a routine

GIVE THEM A CHANCE!