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    Default Our New Puppy!!

    Soooooo.... My last thread was that I was thinking about getting a puppy..... And... now we have decided that we are. We are getting our SBT pup in 2 weeks.... I cant wait. We have decided upon a little boy... a beautiful tan boy.

    I'm having a week off work so that the pup can settle in and become familiar with me and the house...

    My only questions is this... I have Peppa... our beautiful 18month old SBT.... What is the best way to introduce them? Obviously it will be a while before i leave them alone together... Peps great with all dogs, she loves the company.

    I cant wait!!! It was love at first site!!


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    It is a good idea to introduce them on nutural ground first. Take them for a walk around the block so they can get to meet and then take them inside, or where ever they will live, But make sure you let Peppa go in first, it is her house, pay attention to her first and feed her first. Just by doing this little things you will let them know that the new pup is not here to change the pecking order

    Good luck with them!!

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    The pup won't have had all it's needles though so it won't be able to walk on the ground outside...

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    um... how old? If it is not fully vaccy you should just start out infront of your house, there will be nothing there that has not already been tracked inside. Maybe do not walk aroud the block but meeting on neutral ground is a good thing to do.

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    If it's two weeks after the puppies 3rd needle (approx 12wks) then I'd still do the walk. Older dog can then take in the smell of the new puppy.

    For me I always risk socialisation over everything else but it is a personal choice and risk I take.

    The walk gives the older dog a chance to take in the smell of the new pup without overwhelming it, by that I mean to be blunt chasing it down to smell it's rear end or information end as dogs see it.

    The first experience of this intruder to the older dog is good, provided they love walks of course.

    Another way is to hold puppy in your arms, put some chicken to puppies nose to keep them occupied then crouch down. Someone else should have the older dog on a lead and control the older dog while it sniffs the puppy. that way it doesn't have to chase the puppy down to smell it.

    However if your older dog is social and the puppy has been used to seeing adult SBT's then chances are a little walk will suffice.

    I also take my older dogs for a good walk the morning of collecting the puppy, just to take the edge of them if they are exuberant.

    I walk in the door with them together, some people like to do what Ash does and let the older dog in first. I feed the older dog first then put down the bowl of the puppy, be aware puppies are fed together and will often rush to the bowl where there is already a head in it.

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    I let mine smell each other through a playpen or crate for a few days so they can get used to each other being around before letting them be together. It has worked so far.

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