Introducing a new puppy to an older dog should be given careful thought to ensure they establish a relationship.
If you've decided to buy a new dog or puppy to keep your older dog company then with
careful introduction they should get along fine. Dogs are very intuitive and will pick up
on your emotions - so my best advice is to relax when introducing a new puppy to another dog. When they work out that you are relaxed
about the situation and have enough love and attention to go around then their
introduction and life together will run more smoothly.
You'll also need a bit of patience when introducing a new puppy to another dog. Iit's better to make gradual progress than rush things.
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The following steps will also help when inntroducing a new puppy to another dog:
• When you first bring the older dog and the new dog/puppy to meet each other
it is best to do this on neutral ground, such as at a neighbour's garden or a public place, but not
one the older dog frequently walks with you. The older dog will be territorial about it's home
and will view the new arrival as an intruder, rather than a new pack member.
• Introduce the new puppy or dog into the family home gradually without initially intruding
into the older dog's territory. If the older dog sleeps in the kitchen, try to keep the new dog
in another room. Try and avoid allowing the new arrival into your bedroom or on the furniture
if your older dog is not allowed access to these areas.
• Stair gates are a great help in separating the two dogs during the settling in time. They
can still sniff each other and get used to each other without getting too close and provides
clear boundaries and space. A dog cage
will give your new dog or puppy a safe retreat away from the older dog if you'd rather not use
stair gates. Dog cages have the advantage of being easy to erect and are portable.
• Give your older dog plenty of attention and try and maintain your normal routine
as much as possible when introducing a new puppy to another dog. that way it won't feel neglected or pushed out and will accept the new
arrival more readily.
• Gradually introduce the new arrival into the older dog's routine and activities.
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