|08-28-2013 01:03 AM|
Thanks for the response. As to which one is mine..... I'm not sure. We will se him this weekend. We have planned on keeping his food and water separate for a while. We were going to do the introductions in the field next to our house. It's not exactly neutral, but since we live in the country it's what we have. Our plan is to have me with the puppy in the field while my wife gets the other dogs. My beagle will be on a leash as well as the new puppy. I'm not concerned with our lab because our neighbors new puppy gets loose all the time and all she does is play with or ignore him. We have purchased a puppy play yard for our living room and will put him in that for a while so the beagle can get use to him. We have a new crate that is going to be kept in our room. I was going to put another crate down stairs by our other kennel ( it's 15x15, I had my wife measure it) but i think it will be more confusing for him than anything. I would like to have him close to the other dogs so they can see he isn't going anywhere. Maybe I'll lock the other dogs on our bedroom while we are gone. Puppy in the crate of course.
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|08-27-2013 10:30 PM|
|Mary Beth||How cute! Which one is yours? For your question, well, I had only a cat to introduce my pup to. From what others have told me about their experiences, the initial introduction in a neutral area helped. Being careful about feeding, make sure the pup can't go up to the other dogs' food dishes - I know a pup who got bite bad and her jaw was broke by the adult lab. Be sure the pup has a separate place away from the other dogs - a baby gate helps. Also your older dogs need to know they come first and so it is important to make time for them. For the basement kennel, that seems way too small for 3 dogs. Also there would be the risk that they would redirect on each other when they hear a noise or another dog walk by. I see it all the time when 2 or more dogs are one small outside kennel, I walk by with my Sting, the dogs bark then as the frustration builds, one turns on the other.|
|08-27-2013 03:46 PM|
lets see if this works better
|08-27-2013 03:42 PM|
New Puppy and other dogs
We will be picking up our new GSD in a couple of weeks. (My wife is going crazy over the wait.) My question is, we have 2 6 year old dogs, a black lab and beagle, what is the best way to introduce them? I have read about having them meet at a neutral location or having the puppy in a crate and so on. I was just wondering what others have done. My lab is VERY well tempered so I'm not worried about her. My wife's beagle on the other hand can be a bit of a meanie with other dogs (little man complex.) The lab is female and the beagle is male. The GSD we will be getting is male as well. When my wife and I first moved into our house we put in a 10x10 kennel in the basement. I don't plan on putting all 3 dogs down there right away but is this something that could happen over time?