Re: New Puppy - How To Help Needed
Bella Dea wrote:
My question is how to go about doing this with a new pup and an established doggie.
Should I crate the new puppy while Zoe roams free during the day? Should I confine both of them to one area of the house during the day? I don't know how house trained he is but I'd imagine that since he's been fostered, he is at least half way there. I am more concerned about them tearing the house apart while we're gone.
Any advice for me?
My two cents.
- Crate new puppy until potty trained and
socialized with existing dog.
- Initially keep the two dogs apart, take existing dog to see new dog in crate while keeping the existing dog calm (hold pet etc)
- Introduce them at feeding times (helps if your dog is already on a scheduled feeding as opposed to eat-all-day diet) with separate, but close, bowls and close supervision.