Introducing a new dog to old dogs
By Cait Tallon
June 30, 2017 1:20pm CST
Yesterday my boyfriend and I adopted a dog together. The older dog at home was completely okay with it, she smelled the new dog and was okay with her after like sat with her and everything. However the younger dog was okay with her at the shelter then when we got home he keeps getting in her face and barking and showing teeth but not biting. Sometimes he'd snap but still wouldn't bite her and she just ignores him. Sometimes he'll be okay and other times he just randomly gets in her face. He's doing way better today than yesterday but did run away from her and then run at her earlier. Do any of you know what this most likely means and how to better get him comfortable with this new dog?
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• Fairfield, Texas
1 Jul 17
The new dog is looking for some interaction with your older dog @skydream. What is the age difference? Depending on the ages, that can make a difference. Get them to play together using toys; whether a rope or ball.
• United States
30 Jun 17
I have no tips what to do about this, but hope that it will not continue. Maybe it is just a territorial thing..maybe he is just trying to establish that, as animals do Nice that you got a new dog from the shelter though so kind of you. I really hope someone has some idea about that..and I hope they will be fine together..I am sure they will be after a while.