Here's The Quick Guide To Introduce Your Puppy To A New Dog
29 Oct 2017 | by | Posted in:
The younger a puppy, the more likely it is to love other puppy. An older puppy who hasnít interacted with other pups since the time it was brought home by the guardian might find it slightly difficult to interact, Thus, we have a quick guide to keep in mind while the interacting sessions are done.
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Introducing a Puppy to another Puppy
If you want to introduce two puppies of the same age, it wonít be that a big challenge!
In case, the puppies are old enough to be on the leash, let them be that way greet each other. You will notice a lot of excitement from both the sides, as the puppies get into the play mode instantly. It is more like, love at first site, they will get all energetic, wag their tails, try to jump over each other.
2. Introducing a Puppy to an Older Dog
You will need some help while introducing a mature dog to a puppy, as the older the dog gets they donít reciprocate the level of excitement as the puppies.
Let the dog approach each other slowly and give them time to sniff. It is important to keep a close eye on the behaviour of the adult dog, if in case it feels uncomfortable, itís better to stop and try again later.
If the older dog ignores the little one or doesnít get too aggressive, the two will probably get along well.
That being said, donít be surprised of the older dog puts the smaller one in itís place once they start living together. Most puppies do not know how to socially behave around big ones, and end up jumping and biting them, as long as the older one doesnít hurt the puppet and just snaps when he/she nags to play, itís alright.
3. Introducing Your Puppy to a Stranger Dog:
It is almost guaranteed that when you and your canine buddy are out on a walk, you will come into contact with another dog. Always ask the other owner if an interaction with their dog is okay. Some dogs may be timid or reactive, and interactions with them may not be ideal for either dog. If a meeting has been approved by both you and the other owner, you can proceed to let the dogs meet. Some dogs may act differently on a leash than they do when off-leash. This can be due to feeling trapped and that they cannot get away if an altercation occurs.
Once they come in contact, normal dog behavior will likely occur, and the dogs will sniff each other in greeting. Signs that the meeting is going well include relaxed facial expressions, tails wagging fast, and wiggling their hind ends.
Dog-to-dog interactions are an important part of dog ownership. When performed correctly, they can be enjoyable for everyone. Remember to always take meetings slow, and if any dog appears to be nervous or anxious about the situation, increasing the distance is best. With well-trained greetings, your dog will happily anticipate the fun that they can have with other four-legged friends.