Introducing a Collie pup
Tomorrow I will be looking at an 8 week male Rough Collie pup that, if everything works out with Deja, will come home at 9.5 weeks. I have met her dogs before and she is an awesome breeder, tests for everything possible, raises these puppies in her house, vet checks before they leave etc. The pup is stable, friendly and forgiving according to the breeder, not one who struts his stuff.
Throughout my life I have only introduced mellow pups to mellow dogs and later the WL shepherds to these same mellow dogs and never had any problem with the older ones accepting the youngster.
This time however, it will be introducing a mellow pup to my Deja, who gets along well with other dogs but is intense in her play. She is not assertive at all and has never shown any sign of DA.
I need a plan to make this intro successful and have a couple ideas but want to hear more options from you guys.
Do I take Deja with me? If yes, the breeder will isolate the mother dog and other pups and I will hold the pup and let Deja sniff its butt and then proceed gradually. I want her to know that that pup is mine (at least that's my thought right now). Deja will be well exercised before we go. It is a 2 hr drive.
Or, no intro at the breeder but just take the pup home at 9.5 weeks and do the first intro at home like I have always done successfully.
My main worry is that she will be too rough for the pup or do I keep him separated for a few days like a shut down period so she'll get used to his presence?
Usually I cross bridges when I get there as I consider myself pretty inventive, but this time I feel I need some ideas besides my own.
Last edited by wolfy dog; 10-25-2015 at 01:12 AM.