How To Introduce Your New Dog To Your Old Dog
Shelby Marlo, CPDT (Animal Behavioral Specialist, Professional Dog trainer) gives expert video advice on: How do I introduce my new dog to my old dog?
How do I introduce my new dog to my old dog?
You need to be careful when introducing a new dog to an old dog because an older dog is your resident dog. They are set in their ways. They don't want some young whippersnapper telling them what they think they should do. So, you need to keep the young dog on a leash. Show the older dog that he's still number one; you might feed him first, still give him preferential treatment, and greet him first when you come home. It's fine to have the new dog in the crate and have the old dog loose. You keep as much of the old dog's ways set in stone as possible. You don't rock the boat for the old dog.