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Re: new pup

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 10, 2002 at 21:39:31

In Reply to: new pup
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Posted by:  Pat
Posted on:  November 09, 2002 at 19:15:36

Question:

: On Thursday we will be adding a 5 month male JRT to our household. We have a 10 year old female lab. The new pup is being delivered by the breeder and we have not met him yet. Should I give the pup time alone with us before letting him meet our big,mushy lab?


Response:

Dear Pat,

Even though you've not met the pup yet, I still recommend that all of you initially meet on neutral ground; please see link below. Since the pup is 5 months old and likely fully immunized, I would consider a park, schoolyard, ball field, etc safe.

Please take advantage of our search engine to read more about how to deal with issues between new pups and older dogs as well as interactions between "small" pups and "big" dogs.

Congratulations on your newest family; please give your big, mushy lab an extra hug from all of us.

Leslie


Additional Reading: Getting a 2nd Dog FAQ