Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Introduce pets on neutral territory. A nearby park works perfectly for this. Make sure you have at least one person present per pet, to keep animals from running off.
Don't force any interaction. Some pets will prefer to view each other from a distance first.
Give each pet his own food and water bowls, toys and bed. This will help prevent squabbles.
Keep your pets separated when you are away.
Use positive reinforcement.
If you notice introductions are not going smoothly, please contact us immediately. Most conflicts can be resolved with a little professional guidance. With some careful planning and supervision, you can ensure your new dog is happily and successfully welcomed into your family.
And don't forget: we're offering Complimentary New Pet Exams through December 2014! Make your appointment today!