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03-01-2014 12:01 AM
SLIMFASTSUCCESS
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I can give a "hey" and they'll stop for a minute before getting right back at it. The GS is learning to be gentler. Although it is pretty funny to see him drag the conceited Chi/Pom around by his halter or tail. Don't worry, I don't let anyone get hurt
This is what I am most concerned about happening because the GSD currently latches onto the collar of the collie mix right now and drags her 45lb body around like it's nothing. Imagine the damage she could unintentionally inflict upon a 3lb pom?!! The other dogs pictured in the thread look matured and well-mannered. Mine is a hambeast goofball!
02-28-2014 11:40 PM
A girl and her dog I have a Chi/Pom mix who is one year old. Nonny, my GSD/Lab mix is under three months. So, mine are backwards from yours, but I thought I'd chime in about the Pom/Chi having the big head. They have the big head!! They demand to be top dog and can get themselves into trouble, so be careful. I think you'll be okay b/c you're bringing in a pup that won't have that inclination yet.

Mine play together all the time and are supervised. The Chi will cry if Nonny gets too rough and he'll back off. They listen pretty well so if it gets too crazy, I can give a "hey" and they'll stop for a minute before getting right back at it. The GS is learning to be gentler. Although it is pretty funny to see him drag the conceited Chi/Pom around by his halter or tail. Don't worry, I don't let anyone get hurt
02-28-2014 09:15 PM
mydogs
Bringing toy breed into home of 1.5 y/o GSD. Advice?

Cages in same room sleep in that room for a few nights.
I have always slept near the cage for a few nights even longer

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02-28-2014 09:15 PM
Loneforce
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Would you recommend that I keep both cages near one another for the first few days? I was planning on keeping the GSD in the livingroom where her crate is currently and putting the new pom crate in my bedroom for a bit. I assumed that the pom would be terrified of a GSD staring him down all day and night.
Definitely keep them separated for a while, in cages. They will be curious of each other. I also think your female shepherds motherly instincts will kick in. They might hit it off good.
02-28-2014 09:02 PM
SLIMFASTSUCCESS Would you recommend that I keep both cages near one another for the first few days? I was planning on keeping the GSD in the livingroom where her crate is currently and putting the new pom crate in my bedroom for a bit. I assumed that the pom would be terrified of a GSD staring him down all day and night.
02-28-2014 08:45 PM
Loneforce Do you have a cage to keep the new pup in? How I did it with Jonas and Penny was: I set up a temporary cage in the living room. Penny went in there for her protection and so Jonas could see her. The first time I introduced them, I thought it was not going to work out. Jonas looked like he wanted to eat her. I put her back in the cage, and Jonas would lay there and watch her. After her first day and night there, the next day was a little different. Jonas was laying there at her cage. "all of this was under strict supervision" Jonas would put his nose up to the cage and Penny would paw at him and bark. Both dogs would be wagging their tails. Jonas growled a few times and I would say no Jonas and pet him. When he would growl, I made him leave Penny's cage. A half a day later; both dogs were pawing each other and nosing each other. I would let penny out of the cage after that, and let the two together a few minutes, or until my big boy would growl; then I would put Penny back in the cage for her safety. After a while Jonas would come to me and ask for Penny to be let out of the cage. It took about a week of this until both dogs could be around each other stress free. Now these two are inseparable. You just have to be very careful and commit 100% supervision to make sure nothing happens. "watch the body language of your older dog. after a while the more I took Penny away from Jonas, the more he wanted to see her. (this is what worked for me) (It may be the wrong way to do it, but it worked very good for Jonas and Penny) "I am in no way saying this is the way it should be done" I am just saying how I did it with my two.
02-28-2014 08:42 PM
ksotto333 Our Tess was 1.5 when our daughter brought this little girl home, they are the best of friends. Although Tessa wins when they play tug-of-war...
02-28-2014 08:36 PM
mydogs Whatever you do don't carry the puppy in above your other dogs heads. It's intimidating. I did this when we brought our shepherd home and my other dogs esp my Great Dane were not happy. Took awhile for them to adjust. Keeping an eye on them like a hawk. Took a good month. Now all is fine. They learn to play gently they just know. Congrats to you!


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02-28-2014 08:17 PM
SLIMFASTSUCCESS I am hoping since the GSD is female and by some miracle, her maternal instinct might kick in and she will dote on the baby pom instead of treat him like a wrestling opponent...
02-28-2014 03:27 PM
Chip18 Join a Pommy board, I think they exist? Course they all might be clueless. You GSD "is" top dog you have to make sure he knows that.

I only knew one Pommy, and he was top dog, two dog family the second dog was submissive to the point of embarrassment! But AFAK, Pommies always think they are top dog! That is what I would be on the look out for.

Further info:

Leerburg On Demand | Introducing a New Dog into a Home with other Dogs

If you get a different breed, do your research on the new breed, I didn't my GSD took exception to my BullMastiff/Pitt mix Dominate Male... GSD Dominant Aggressive Male!!! My only "advantage" was that they never really hurt each other while "I' was getting my act together!

A toy dogie can't handle many owner mistakes!
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