Originally Posted by JohnRPollard
That's interesting. Our vet advised exactly the opposite. He urged us to get the pup out boating as soon as possible if we hoped to bring her along on our sailing trips.
I feel acceptance to sudden change depends on that particular dog and the people in charge of change. I've had "bomb proof" dogs who take most anything in stride, and dogs who take quite a while to get used to change.
I just thought it prudent to mention the possibility that the new pet might feel overwhelmed if a lot of change happened at once. So let me add to that: Your mileage may vary.