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Dilema - bringing a new dog into home help please?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lunarlikes, Apr 10, 2011.


  1. lunarlikes

    lunarlikes PetForums Junior

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    Hi all, we are in the middle of a dilema. We own a samoyed and reallly feel that she needs another dog BUT when ever she is around dogs she hassles them all the time!!! She's only 11 months so we are still training. If we bring in a puppy will it be harder to keep the both balanced and happy? Or if we bring in an olderish dog ie 1-4 years old will she not leave them be? Any advice or people who have been in the same situation is much appreciated, thank you


    We did look at rehoming another samoyed but he had to have an operation so we decided not.
     
  2. 912142

    912142 PetForums VIP

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    Morning

    Is your dog submissive around other dogs or is she merely playful? She is still pretty young and may well grow out of this the more she socialises with other dogs coupled with the ongoing training that you are doing.

    It's obviously difficult to say how any dog would react, however, I think you would probably find that an older dog may take so much then check her off.

    Personally I would persevere with socialising a little longer and see if she settles down. Having said that only you really know your dog and probably the better judge. :smile:
     
  3. lunarlikes

    lunarlikes PetForums Junior

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    Hi there, yes she is submissive but playful around other dogs. She is very socialised as i am really lucky to be in the area i live in as we walk with a pack of 10 a few times a week!:blink:

    I do feel she may need a little more time but we really want her to have a companion as my partner and myself work - although i only work for 4 hours a day this may be increasing in approx 5 months and she needs another dog.

    I am concerned that it may upset the balance as she is a good girl and quite happy but doesnt leave other dogs alone. She is very dog orientated.
     
  4. IndysMamma

    IndysMamma PetForums VIP

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    it could well 'wear off' if the other dog was around all the time... it's possibly just the novilty that has her ott at the moment - one around all the time would soon become normal and not exciting
     
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    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    If she had another playmate the novelty of another dog might wear off after a while and she would prob calm down. I would wait a few months longer just to give her time to mature a bit more before introducing a puppy i only have 1 dog but i can imagie it would be very difficult to train 2 dogs at the same time. :D
     
  6. lunarlikes

    lunarlikes PetForums Junior

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    Thanks guys :D

    yeah we were thinking of waiting a little while as her training is coming on leaps and bounds which is great because there has been a few moments where i have wanted to pull my hair out and then sob like theres no tomorrow lol. The joy at owning a dog from a puppy:001_smile:
     
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    Hi - She sounds like my girl Breagh - just full of fun and happiness. If we have any dogs in the house Breagh has her moment playing around then she calms down and the dogs usually sleep.

    Have you thought about introducing doggie friends within the home environment? Cup of coffee with another dog owner etc? That would give you an idea of how she would react to them in the home - I suspect after the initial jumping around she would settle. Honestly you will be the best judge, just take it in stages. :smile:
     
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