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So today Sister in law came over. She brought her new puppy (a darling 14.5 week beagle mix) with her. Diesel was scared but warmed up very quickly. Arwen and Strider were let in one at a time and Arwen checked out the pup and went into her feeding area (laundry room) and I shut the door. Not a peep from her (she loves puppies). Strider was doing that annoying bark. I wouldnt let him off leash as Diesel was so afraid. Diesel again warmed up quick and sniffed the air. He was wagging his tail and I slowly walked Strider over to meet him after Strider quit barking (no hackles raised or anything). I had a pretty tight leash on Strider. We were about 5 feet away and the puppy just sat down wagging his tail. Strider lunged and tried to attack him. Im not saying to check him out, Im saying full on lunge, teeth showing and very aggressive.) I immediately gave him a correction and kenneled him. He did not get the pup. But he sure as heck tried. The German Shepherd puppy we had here a week or so ago wasnt an issue and Strider got along with him great. Not an issue at all. But with Diesel, he just wouldnt calm down and even just sniff him. He was all out trying to eat him. What would you recommend me doing next time if this arises?? Im trying to socialize him with all different dogs and people. He is great with people so far.
 

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My son has two Cairn Terriers. One they had as a baby, and then they rescued the other. The rescue told them to have them first meet at a park or some neutral territory. I don't know if this will help out Strider or no. Just an idea.
 

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We will see them again in a couple of weeks. I will try again in a neutral spot. The GSP we had here (while trying to track down his owners) was fine and Strider didnt care. They played and had a great time. Diesel was a very nice pup and very well behaved. Im not sure what set Strider off.

p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cairns!!! I miss my Dash. He passed away way to young. They are so fun and cantankerous. Gotta lovem.
 

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We will see them again in a couple of weeks. I will try again in a neutral spot. The GSP we had here (while trying to track down his owners) was fine and Strider didnt care. They played and had a great time. Diesel was a very nice pup and very well behaved. Im not sure what set Strider off.

p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cairns!!! I miss my Dash. He passed away way to young. They are so fun and cantankerous. Gotta lovem.
They are two little live wires and loads of fun..
Stella is the little one and Winston is the bigger one
 

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They are two little live wires and loads of fun..
Stella is the little one and Winston is the bigger one
They are PRECIOUS!! Dash was a wheaton just like Winston.

To the OP, Strider is 6 months old. He is usually ok. like I said, he met a GSP at home and he was just fine. But when he met Diesel, it was not a good situation.
 

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I have always used a neutral territory to introduce dogs, and it seems to have worked fairly well so far.

I would also say to make sure that when you do introduce dogs while they are on leash, make sure you leave a drape in the leash. Taking a tight hold, and giving them little or no slack can be too restrictive and cause the very problem (aggression) you're trying to avoid with the use of the leash in the first place!
Sheilah
 
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