AwesomeDoodle helps you prepare for your puppy, helps you shape your puppy’s behavior, and socialize your puppy, once you get it. Click on the topics below for her advice on how to get through some of these typical puppy problems.
Q: How should we introduce our new puppy to our older dog? A: I was nervous about how everything would work with introducing my two pups. Once you have a routine down, it's hard to imagine how adding another pup will shake everything up. I get it! Remember, all dogs are difference, so you'll need to use your own judgement when you first introduce your adult dog to new puppy. The goal is to make it a good experience for puppy. If you spoke to five different trainers, they would probably tell you five different ways to introduce them. Here's our method: Ask someone to babysit your older dog for the day, or at least a few hours while puppy gets comfortable in your home. New puppy doesn't get to roam the entire house. New puppy should be confined to a smaller area, such as the kitchen, and should get comfortable there before bringing your adult dog in. Once puppy is playing and comfortable you can bring in your adult dog NOT on a leash. Let them meet naturally and just let them do their dog thing - sniff each other and figure each other out. Don't make a big [...]