Puppy and Adult Dog Meeting

Bringing home a new dog is an exciting, fun-filled time. Dogs, in particular, establish a firm pecking order that assures a conflict-free environment. However, without a proper introduction to your other pets, cooperation is unlikely. Your pets and family can live harmoniously if you take the time to introduce your new dog to the rest of your pets with care. Follow these four steps.

1. Start in a Neutral Location

Dogs are territorial and introducing your new dog to the rest of the pack at home is unwise. Not only will your current dog (or cat) feel anxious or suspicious of the new arrival, but any attempt by the new dog to encroach on a favorite chair or sunny spot won’t be taken lightly.

For the first meeting, choose a neutral and unfamiliar location such as a dog park you don’t normally visit — even choosing a street where you normally walk your older dog can present challenges. Avoid introducing the dogs by yourself. Each dog should have his own handler.

2. Praise Generously and Often

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Dog Food

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new dog to your home, congratulations! You’re about to embark on one of the most satisfying, rewarding and memorable relationships you’ll ever have. You’re also probably wondering about what kind of food to feed him. Dog food, like human food, comes in a large range of brands and formulas. Is dry food better than soft? Does going organic matter? The answer, you’ll find, is right at home.

Current Diet

Whether you’re purchasing your dog from a breeder or you’re adopting him from a shelter or foster home, you already have an important resource available. Find out what food he currently eats, and then evaluate his health. Clear eyes and ears, a shiny coat, ample energy, healthy teeth and breath are all good indicators of his overall wellness.

Issues such as itching, diarrhea, a smelly and greasy coat, unclear eyes and ears, excess tartar and aggressive behavior may all indicate a problem that may, in part, be treated with dietary measures. If your dog is healthy, switching to a different formula is inadvisable.

Breed Information

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