|Barked: Mon Apr 16, '07 3:09pm PST |
|Well, you might take them on a long walk together before ever bringing the new dog into the house. Or at least like was said above, introduce them in a quiet place neither of them have ever been (the car doesn't count).
Also, make sure the new puppy knows the rules of the home so your house-dogs don't try and correct her. She doesn't get the full run of the house until she's potty trained, doesn't get to jump up on the couch or your lap until you invite her. Avoid feeding the dogs in the same spot until you know how they'll react to each other. Don't let anyone steal food from another dog.
If you have problems with fighting, make sure they both know that's bad manners. They don't get to choose the puppy, YOU get the choose the puppy. If you're really in charge, they'll listen to what you say and welcome the new puppy into the family as long as the puppy listens to you.
But also, expect some bumps.
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