Why not adopt? Giving a rescue dog a home can make you feel like a “hero”

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  • Expert trainer Misha Gildenberger wants to encourage people to adopt, not buy, dogs. Buying doesn’t guarantee a dog will be perfect without proper training, she says, adding that the feeling you get from

Next year, Gildenberger plans to launch a free online training course for anyone in New Zealand who adopts a rescue dog from a shelter.

‘To be realistic’