09-19-2009, 10:14 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW Washington state
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New puppy & adult dog
Chloe is very well socialized, has LOVED it when we had dogs in the house for the weekend from visiting family but we are wondering how you all intoduced your established dog to the new puppy?
Chloe is 14mo old and is very friendly, secure & has never shown jealousy. Skyle, mini aussie, comes home in 2-3 weeks when he is 7-8 weeks old (at least). We are going to the breeder's house 2x/week until he comes home. We find a quiet spot, hang out on the floor with both him & Chloe together. So far the only thing we've allowed is for her to sniff him, otherwise she has to lay next to me. We want her to learn some self control around him because of age/size difference.
Our goal with the visits is when he does come home he won't be so scared & find comfort in the 3 of us so everything won't be so strange to him, something familiar.
What did you do to introduce your dogs? Advice?