If you do not heed the warnings and decide to let them outside within hours of arrival it is highly likely you will be trying to contact the rescue at 10pm asking for advice on what to do - the dog will either ben running away from you or wedging themselves into gaps and bushes, refusing to move, or snapping if you try to touch them.
Many adopters have learned from this and we do not recommend just hoping for the best - although we are here to help, there's not much we can do for you at 10pm on the night time!
When you do let the dog out into the garden a few days after arrival, the first time trying to get them to go back inside will not go as smoothly as you think it will.
The dog will run around in a panic, unsure what to do.
You will take almost half an hour, if not longer trying to get them back inside. If you're going to work on the day you let them out for the frist time, give yourself more than enough time to get them back in - do not leave it until last minute!
Ensure there are no gaps or holes the dog can wedge themselves in to, or bushes that they can hide in. You will be advised to trim the bushes back so that you can access them if need be.
Don't get frustrated.
Until your dog knows what you want from them they will run about panicked. You'll find that once they figure out how to go back in they will frind it easier the next time.
As many terrifed dogs can't be touched you will have to herd them inside. If there are multiple people in the household, get them to help you and work as a team. Mostly, all you're going to need to do is just walk toward the dog and they will move. You can have your arms slightly splayed but do not run about waving your arms or start shouting, all you will do is stress the dog out more.