Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wickliffe, Ohio
Socializing with the In-Laws' Two Dogs
My puppy will be ready next month. My in-laws have two GSD mixes that are very friendly and are adults. One is older and not very active. The other, a female, is very active. All she wants to do is play and run around. She's very friendly but super active. My in-laws don't take them anywhere except to the vet, so having the dogs meet my pup on neutral territory isn't a possibility. They have a large back yard, over an acre, that's is completely fenced. Their dogs occasionally see my other dog or my brother-in-law's dog when they visit, and there are no problems. They all just play together.
I'm not concerned with my pup being attacked; I'm more concerned with how to introduce them so my pup won't be frightened.
While I'm at it, any suggestions for introducing him to my adult male cat? We already have another dog, but the cat doesn't care for him very much. I'd rather have the two of them be comfortable with one another, if that's possible.