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New dog with old dog

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Matthew Wright, Nov 20, 2020.


  1. Matthew Wright

    Matthew Wright PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, after some advice. We have been asked to re-home a 6 month old Jack Russel with our 10 year old Jack. The concern is the pup hasn’t got on with another dog in its current home. But...... the pup hasn’t been trained, is kept in a crate most of the day and is a bitch with a bitch. My dog is a male and we’ll trained but don’t want to take a new dog in and then move it on again if forced to. Any advice would be great.
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Well trained is great but quite different from ”dog tolerant”. How would you describe your dog in that respect?
     
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    My dog is tolerant to other dogs, when out walking will socialise and generally ignores other dogs. I have had other dogs in my house and there hasn’t been any issues. Just unsure of the long term reaction. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Can you take it on a trial basis?

    There’s no way to predict how it will go.

    Maybe take them on a walk together to gauge initial reactions in both dogs?
     
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    Matthew Wright PetForums Newbie

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    That’s the plan at the moment, just after some advice from people who may have been in a similar situation.
     
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    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    My daughter has taken on rescues for many years. They usually range from 4 months to 5 years old. She has never really had a problem with the newcomer settling with her other dogs; a few 'teething problems' initially but she has never had to send one back or re-home them.
    I agree with Lurcherlad - try them on a walk a few times first and then in your garden and see how that goes.
     
  7. Matthew Wright

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    Thanks, that reassures me.
     
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    Teach her to do things like leaving it, go out of a room, settle, etc. Set up your home with gates and a safe place (such as a crate, bed, or room) for the dog to retreat to. Use praise and treats to help the dog associate the baby with good things. Don't reward attention-seeking behavior like barking, jumping, and begging. Pay More Attention to Your Jealous Dog in the Other Dog's Presence. ... You can also slip him a treat if the dogs don't argue over treats. If Violet leaves, either on her own or because Pushy did something to “encourage” her to go, immediately stop paying Pushy any attention and walk away.
     
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