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First dog visitor to houenfor puppy

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LadyLuna16 Thu 13-Dec-18 09:27:48

My schnauzer puppy is 19 week old and my mum is visiting today with her JRT. It will be be firt time a dog has come to the house. I don’t know how my puppy will react. He likes other dog but tends to get dominated by them.

Any tips on how to introduce them and why we might expect?


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LadyLuna16 Thu 13-Dec-18 09:28:32

Sorry about spelling. Just come back from walk and my hands are like ice!

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lurker101 Thu 13-Dec-18 09:30:08

I would introduce them outside of the house initially if possible - even meet your mum in a nearby park. It will be neutral ground and puppy will be less threatened/territorial

LadyLuna16 Thu 13-Dec-18 09:34:46

Ok thanks. Good idea.

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nellieellie Thu 13-Dec-18 10:28:01

Some dogs are not keen on puppies, so I’d keep both on leads initially. But as above, an intro on neutral territory is a good idea. The puppy should not be allowed to harass the JRT, and vice versa. Be aware that toys, chews or food may lead to resource guarding - especially from the adult dog, so it may be best to clear these away until you see how they react to each other.

TropicPlunder Thu 13-Dec-18 11:00:25

Yes, agree with above, introduce away from home, and clear away food, dishes etc. Make sure they have space and don't meet in a tight corridor or something. Then, be ready to separate with gates/ different rooms if you need to. Good luck!

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