How to Introduce a New Dog to My Dog when It Comes Home?
QUESTION: We are getting a new dog, but it has been known to attack other dogs. We have two dogs already, a 3 year old and a mix bread puppy about 6 months old. My two dogs get along great. I don't know what I should do to make sure everything goes well.
need to take the time to find out WHY the new dog goes after other
dogs. It may just be a socializing issue. It also may be something
much more serious.
Start with all dogs on
a leash and at a long distance apart. Then slowly move closer with
the new dog. When the new dog reacts, say "NO" and move it
away and calm it back down. When it is calm, give it a small treat
and tell it "Good Dog" or what ever you choose for reward
phrase. The point of this is to show the new dog that good things
happen when another dog is near.
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