Introducing a second dog to your home

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Introducing a second dog to your home

If you have one or more dogs and would like to get another there is always the worry that there will be problems when it comes to bringing the newcomer home. Some dogs are not that sociable and it can be a difficult time but if you are in the habit of treating your dog to pampering or grooming sessions at a Cardiff dog groomer, then your fur baby will have got used to other dogs around and this will be a help. If your new pet is a small puppy and your other dog or dogs are large or a little short tempered, the secret of reintroduction would be to have them together little and often.

The temptation is to spoil the resident dog to make up for introducing the puppy or new animal but this is a mistake as it reinforces behaviours. Only reward when the older dog behaves well towards the newcomer. A trip to your Chepstow dog grooming salon for a soothing pamper may get a grumpy older dog into the mood to welcome a new member of the family and if the puppy goes too, it will smell familiar and introductions will be easier than if it smells of other dogs from its previous home.

This article was written by Mucky Pups