Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Northern California
I agree...the first dog here rules the roost. The last dog here is the last. They are all loved equally. I think introducing an older dog to a pup can work very well...we introduced full grown dogs. We brought in the two huskies with Ranger as the established dog. Even though they are fairly aggressive, they are submissive to him. It was much more difficult introducing the fourth in..she's fearful aggressive. We kept the hose handy a lot in the early days...introduced them one at a time in the house or kept a couple in the dog run to let them get to know each other one on one. Over all, it worked well.
Carol, the Foster Failure
BSD Ranger (4/2001), A.Husky Loki (12/2007), A.Husky Jukka (12/2007), GSD River (8/2006?)
Rainbow Bridge: Whimsey(4/2004-7/7/2008), Sparkie(6/1990-8/2005), Draco(10/1989-11/2004) Smokie(3/1997-7/2003)