Perhaps you have heard of kids, siblings and sisters fighting over the attention of their parents or a small child developing sibling rivalry when a new baby was brought home from the hospital. Conflicts and competition between siblings is alluded to as sibling rivalry. It can be extremely frustrating to watch. If you’re a parent, seeing your kids fight with each other over small things can be exceptionally distressing. Did you realize that this kind of competition can also happen between dogs? This usually happens when you bring home a new pup. Your will notice your old pet becoming jealous over your new pet. Having that said, it is important to introduce appropriately the new dog to your old pet or packs. How? Following are dog training tips that you can do to make the transition easier for you and your pets.
Take Your Dogs To A Park With The Other Dogs
Go out and take your old pets with you. Go to a nearby park where other dogs are hanging out. See how your they coexist with alternate packs. Take note and address any aggressive behaviors that your dogs are showing. If there are, it may not be the best time to introduce new pet in the family. You may want to address first your old dogs’ aggressive behavior issues. Be that as it may, if your pets will have the capacity to coexist well with alternate dogs, it signifies that they are ready for a new house pet.
Preparing For The New Pet
Plan and prepare the things that your new pet will require like a bed, crate, sustenance and bite toys. During the first weeks at home, you cannot anticipate that your old dogs will share what they have with the new dog.
Prior to Picking Up The New Pet
Before you bring home a new pet, make sure to visit the new dog at least consistently in the middle. You can bring something with you like an old blanket from home. This will acquaint your new pet with the smells of his new life with you. Take the item back to your home and let your old pets smell the blanket. This will give them an idea about the smell of the new dog.
Arrival Of The New Dog
On the day of pick up, bond with your old dogs. Embrace your pets, feed them, and talk to them. When picking up your new pet, wear the same garments that you wear when you bond with your old dogs. The new dog will smell the aroma of your different dogs on your garments. This will give him an idea of what is in store for him. If possible, have another individual drive you home. Try not to bring your old packs with you as well. This will allow you to bond more with your new dog.
Introduce The Dog In Neutral Location
Dogs are territorial animals. Make beyond any doubt that you introduce pets in a neutral location like a park or neighbor’s front yard with the goal that the new dog will not resemble an intruder. Each of them must be on leashes and if possible, must be handled by a separate individual.
Introduce And Observe
Give the dogs a chance to sniff each other in brief. This is a normal greeting behavior. As they are exploring the new dog, introduce the dogs using a happy and friendly tone. T
Taking The Dogs Home
When you watch them tolerating each other, you can take them home. Depending on the size of the dog, you can take them in one car or separate cars. Make sure that you have other individuals accompanying you if you will drive them in one car.
Above are simple ways on the most proficient method to introduce new dog to your old packs. Certainly, introducing a dog to your resident dogs is not an easy task. Simply be patient and don’t give up. If you have issue introducing your dogs, you can contact a professional animal behaviorist for help.
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