If you are adopting a new dog, it is important to have some procedures in place. Make sure that you have everything you need before adopting a new dog. If you are planning on using a crate, have it all set up before bringing the dog home. Make sure that you are consistent with routine such as walking time, feeding time, and crate time. Set aside a specific time to play with your pet, as well. Most importantly, make sure that everyone is on board when it comes to the rules such as no feeding at the table, etc.