How To Introduce A Second Dog To Your Household

How To Introduce A Second Dog To Your Household

How To Introduce A Second Dog To Your Household

In this short article I am going to give you some practacle tips on how to introduce a second dog into your household.

The first tip is go slow. Dogs need time to feel each other out. You don’t want any fighting over spaces or other resources. Start by putting both dogs in a crate on opposite sides of the room. make sure they aren’t starring at each other. When they settle down take one dog by the leash and approach the second little by little. Grab a hotdog in each hand and posisition them so as they eat the hotdog they are looking at each other. Make sure nobody feels trapped or threatened. Get a little success and then give it a rest.

As you go about your day to day make sure there is no lingering around each other’s crate or eating area. Use your crates as management tools. Absolutely avoid any “they’ll work it out” scenerios. Direct each dogs movements if you want to avoid any fighting.

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