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Settling in a new dog

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Daisychain, Nov 9, 2007.


  1. Daisychain

    Daisychain PetForums Newbie

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    I am just about to add a new dog to my family. We already have a 6 month old lab retriever and 2 cats, and hope to adopt another slightly older labrador. Has anyone got any tips to make this as easy as possible for all concerned?
     
  2. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    Hi, firstly I would ensure that the new dog I am taking on is good around other dogs. then I would introduce the dogs off territory, see how they get on. If you do take on a lab watch out for too much rough and tumble play, there is a fine line between play and fight. ensure each dog has there own space and individual time with you.
     
  3. BredaKim

    BredaKim PetForums Member

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    Agree with last post...introduce off normal territory and good luck! :)
     
  4. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    dont leave them alone together until you know they are 100 percent ok together, :)
     
  5. Vixen

    Vixen PetForums Junior

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    Good luck:D
     
  6. Daisychain

    Daisychain PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks to all who have contributed ideas. I now have a new 3 year old labrador who is getting on really well with my 6 month old and shows the cats a very healthy respect. The new dog is great at walking to heel off the lead, and the puppy is glued to her side whenever we go out, so I now have 2 very attentive dogs!
     
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    colacooler PetForums Junior

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    Sounds fantastic! Older dog showing the6 month old the ropes!
     
  8. dh.dti

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    that's great news
     
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