Post # 1
Hi ladies! Our new dog, Rosy, is coming home today. I’m looking for tips on introducing her into our household. She met our other dog, Mocha, a few days ago and they got along well but I don’t know how Mocha is going to react when she realizes Rosy is here to stay!
Got any advice?
Post # 3
Not sure if youre a big Cesar Millan fan but this sort of sounds like his teachings.
You already have a dog so im sure you will do just fine!
& congrats post MORE pictures soon!
Post # 4
I love those pictures!! My advice is to let them get to know each other while you and your SO hold on to the leashes, make sure to use A LOT of positive reinforcement, don’t show one more affection than the other.
I hope everything goes well!!
Post # 5
I would just introduce them at a neutral spot (like a local park) and walk them home together. You’ll have to watch for food agression and boundary agression (guarding you, the food bowl, or her bed) but otherwise they should adjust fine! Just don’t leave them alone at all for a couple days so you can watch the dynamic and be sure it’s positive.
Post # 6
They already met and played for a few hours this weekend at our house. We’re not 100% sure of Rosy’s housetraining status so she’ll be crated until we know for sure (Mocha sleeps in the bedroom on the bed when we’re not home). While we’re at work, they’ll be in the same room but Rosy will be in the crate.
Post # 7
I would add that, just like a child, Mocha will need extra affection so he doesn’t get jealous. I would even set aside a bit of time each day that is just for him, without Rosy so he knows that he is still loved and special.
Post # 8
Oh I think they should be fine then! You’re already keeping them separate when you’re not at home and Mocha has already let Rosy in her home so they’ll probably get along great! Just try to keep their time structured so Rosy always knows what to expect, i.e. feed them at the same time every day, walk them at the same time, kennel her the same way at the same time every day. Dogs thrive on structure, it helps them feel secure when they’re in a new environment!