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Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Dog

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Buying a new puppy is one of the most important choices you and your family can create, especially if you already have a dog.

It might be a great idea to ask the previous owners or the pet store in which you make your purchase how your puppy interacted with other creatures around him.

If he was an only child, you might choose to take extra precaution and care when introducing him to your dog.

Therefore, the day has come to present your pet to your current dog and also the question arises, what if they do not get along? Given time and a few challenges between the two, the result will most likely be positive.

However, it is possible to provide both puppies with a head start and allow them to feel more comfy by making introductions in an unknown location.

Begin by introducing your pet into a dog in a place other than your homes, such as a park that you haven’t ever taken your pet to our neighbors home to keep territorial issues from the way and also to keep your pet from feeling threatened.

Dogs have a protecting nature and immediately decide that their home is their land. Feeling threatened can happen when another creature crosses their territory. To prevent this from occurring, let your dog match with his new companion at least twice before bringing him to the home.

Never expect dogs to hit it off right away when introducing your new puppy to your puppy. The same as individuals, it might take a little while for the puppy to become friendly and trusting of their new puppy. On the other hand, if you have a well-natured dog, you may find him almost parenting the new pup and wanting to show him the ropes. Older dogs tend to be more tolerant to the clumsiness and fascination of modern dogs.

Always pay close attention when first introducing your new puppy to your dog. If it appears like the two aren’t getting together, or there’s growling back and forth, measure in the middle and give out treats. Keep a calm voice to remind your dog that the pup is not a threat. Continue to intercept between the two until they begin to reveal a comfort zone.

This won’t take long, as between the two they will decide who’s the chief (their pecking order) and shortly will become friends. If for some reason extensive growling or combating stays between the two, give up and try again at a later time. If aggression seems to be a problem, it is most likely better not to continue.

Dogs, just like children need a lot of tender, loving care. When introducing your new puppy to your dog, do not forget that you are lucky to have both of these additions to your loved ones and while they provide you so much freedom, and offer new memories, they never request anything in return, except maybe a bone to chew on once in a while.