How to introduce a new puppy to an older dog?

Taking a new puppy to your home is mesmerizing and introduce a new puppy to an older dog is exciting yet challenging. The more hindrances come up when a dog is already at your home. An adult dog may own parenting positions or may develop temperamental issues.

Puppies may take time to adapt to the ‘Dog space’. The older dog is imposing mostly as it is residing in its space for a long time and has set up its boundaries. You cannot even restrict the already living dog for its activities. The friendlier adult dogs guide a new puppy about the cycle of a dog’s life. It is less stressful for you many times. The social acceptance of puppies is necessary among new fellow puppies and older and dominating dogs.

How to introduce a new puppy to an older dog?
How to introduce a new puppy to an older dog?

BEFORE BUYING A PUPPY

When you are ready to bring in a new member to your house make sure of the following things:

  • The puppy is active and energetic and looks for how well has it grown since birth with other dog breeds.
  • A puppy may have developed habit of living in a separate environment for some time that doesn’t indicate it is going to live like it is. They can be trained well by you and adjust to whatever environment you wish to.
  • You should test its adaptability according to your family. Not only should the eligibility be in puppies but you also need to be eligible. There is no point in bringing a puppy if your family is not going to welcome the pup.
  • With little preparations and arrangements, you are set to take your puppy to launch it among adult dogs.

ENGAGING THEM IN A SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Everyone is comfortable among their kind of things and creatures. You will feel difficulty in jumping from 1st to 3rd stair directly. Meanwhile, it is fun to step down one by one in the stairs. A proper strategy is to be followed for which you won’t have to think again and so as the puppies are.

The puppies will mingle among puppies first rather than dogs. So, start with that. Let them set up their gang and open up and be a little playful around them.

WHERE TO INTRODUCE A NEW PUPPY TO AN ADULT DOG – INDOOR OR OUTDOOR?

A meeting of dogs is not anything fancy. They are adjustable in all aspects in all situations. The initial protective measures should be taken either with soft-behavior dogs or dogs with temperamental issues.

The indoor is confined hatchet space for the introduction. While an outdoor meet up is fresh and healthy. A parallel walk in a park can be fruitful for the pup and the dog to be bosom friends in the future. The indoor elder dog bears the responsibilities of junior pups as they are the parent.

The dogs smell each other because sniffing is something that helps in locating the position of the dogs and is a kind of identity. They comply with each other. You will see a sibling rivalry among that not a point to panic. Their communication skills are strong enough to survive.

HOW TO INTRODUCE A PUPPY TO AN OLDER DOG – A MEETING IN A VISIBLE VEIL

A little pup is initially a bit restrained and tends to hide behind people. The introduction should be in a friendly environment for them. A fence meeting can be a good start. This will keep them at a distant step and you can enjoy the activities of entwined twins.

This veil may click a positive sign in your mind if they want to sniff and play with each other. A particular duration of 15-20 minutes in a fence is sufficient. Don’t exceed the time limit, this may compel them to meet up despite you not allowing them. They can backbite you.

HOW TO INTRODUCE A PUPPY WITH AN AGGRESSIVE DOG?

The dogs usually are not short-tempered but it is your luck and mood of adult dogs in case. The next meeting can be in a dog class so that dog and canine won’t cover a wider area to make you run as well.

If you know the older dog is aggressive then cover its mouth with a mask. The leashes of the older dog should be in your control to incur its temperament. The sniffing opportunities make the pup and the dog is familiar with each other.

The adult dog may bark on the puppy but that’s okay. The canine may still engage with its senior, that is the part of their naughty activities.

EXPECTATIONS FROM THE OLDER DOG

The expectations are always from the elder. The adult dog has gone through various phases in its life span than a pup. Automatically, all the adjustments and orders look legal for the older dog.

We expect the adult one to be smarter. The welcoming of a new puppy at home and the adult dog proves to be smarter. The older dog helps the puppy in showing the pissing, poop, and resting spaces and allows them to enter their territorial region after a time.

The outdoor elder companion of the pup is supposed to raise the canine among elder fellow dogs with love and care. The dog serves as the backbone for the pup and flinches it from troubles.

TEST THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF YOUR PUP

To test your puppy, you can knit a mesh:

  • Lock your puppy in a cage and that dog should be present in the room with which it has been meeting for days. Check out if the pup is desperate to meet the older doggo. It’s a big yes if the pup runs towards its senior.
  • Gradually, leave it among all kinds of puppies and dogs and if its mischievous plays are continued, it’s a good hope and you are free. You can call off this duty.
  • The pup enters the ‘dog world’ and understands all the communication signs for routine tasks.  

A dog is a man’s best friend but a puppy is a child’s heartbeat…

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