Introducing a new puppy to your older dog.

05/07/2023 - Blog

Introducing a new puppy to your older dog.

Introducing a new puppy to your older dog can be a fun and exciting experience, but it’s important to do it in a way that minimizes stress and potential conflicts. Here are some tips on how to introduce a new puppy to your older dog in the household:

1. Choose the right time: Make sure both dogs are healthy and have had all their necessary vaccinations. It’s best to introduce them when both dogs are relaxed and well-rested.

2. Introduce them on neutral ground: It’s best to introduce the dogs on neutral ground, such as in a park or a friend’s backyard. This can help reduce territorial behavior.

3. Keep both dogs on a leash: Keep both dogs on a leash during the introduction to prevent any aggressive behavior. Walk them around together and let them get to know each other.

4. Supervise interactions: Supervise all interactions between the dogs, especially in the beginning. Reward them with treats and praise for calm and positive interactions.

5. Give them separate spaces: Give each dog their own space, such as a separate room or crate, where they can retreat when they need space.

6. Be patient: It may take time for the dogs to get used to each other. Be patient and allow them to take things at their own pace.

7. Train your puppy: Train your puppy using positive reinforcement techniques to ensure they learn good behavior around your older dog. Which can be done through CK 9 training. Let us help you make a smooth transition.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a smooth and successful introduction of your new puppy to your older dog in the household. Remember to be patient and give both dogs time to adjust to each other.