|Barked: Fri Nov 2, '12 2:34pm PST |
|I'll just tell you about my choices about introductions then you can make your own. My Sophie is a sweetie too. But I knew taking her anywhere near a shelter would scare her-strange people, strange smells, the howl of other dogs. But I knew when she feels safe and happy, off leash and a fairly quiet enviroment she enjoys the company of other dogs.
Callie picked me but I thought he'd be good with Sophie. The opposite gender and an age difference is usually suggested. She is around 4 and he is between puppy age and 1. Because they are both bullies they're well matched with play style.
I brought Callie home and introduced them in the backyard. Sophie isn't territorial and I brought him through the side gate and her out from the house. It's recommended to take dogs for a walk together to meet. I just knew there are way too many triggers for Sophie so that wasn't the way for us to go. I was also prepared to break them up if they had a problem. Fortunately they got along beautifully from the beginning so we were just lucky.
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