How to Introduce Two Dogs 🐶 Meeting for the First Time

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have you ever seen two dogs take an

instant dislike to each other is your

dog not great at making a first

impression at animal wise we show you

how to introduce two dogs for the first

time to ensure it all goes smoothly


many dogs especially males will want to

assert dominance over another dog they

don't know it's a common behavior of all

dogs but it is also something which can

lead to confrontation this is

exacerbated when we introduce a new

animal into a family with dogs already

present some first meetings will go

smoothly on their own especially if both

dogs are even-tempered others will need

a little help to ensure they know how to

behave introducing new animals as part

of a dog socialization and training

process both vital aspects of their

education you shouldn't let two dogs

meet for the first time unattended

especially if you're unsure how they

will react when you meet for the first

time don't let them meet head-on instead

keep them on a leash and go for a walk

together this walk should take about 10

minutes but keep them separated from

each other they may touch a little but

you haven't let them meet properly if

one dog tries to dominate or lunge it

the other use the leash to bring them

back in line and focus again on the walk

don't school to jerk them away instead

use positive reinforcement to encourage

them when they are behaving properly now

that they have spent a little time near

each other we can take it to the next

step keep them both on the leash but

choose wonder stand while the other is

led around the back

dogs have anal glands which secrete a

unique individual smell by sniffing the

gland a dog understands a lot of

information about another it will also

use the smell to remember them in the

future let the dog behind sniff the one

in front reward them with the treat or

some other form of positive

reinforcement before making them stay

bring the other dog behind this one and

repeat if you want two dogs to get along

they can't be on the leash together

forever if at any point during the

interaction so far they have tried to

dominate you need to restrain them so

they know it won't be accepted

don't school the shite but gently use

the leash to hold them back once they

are able to be together and behave you

can let them off the leash and interact

they may start to test their limits but

it's important to remember they should

always be monitored if they start to

fight then you will need to intervene

and put their leash back on until they

behave while this method will help make

your dog's first introduction go

smoothly there are some other things you

should consider when they meet puppies

and Adil dogs are different puppies will

be in a period where they are learning

about the world and socializing is an

ongoing process adult dogs will already

have an established character we need to

know what this is

before we introduce them to others dogs

need to be trained individually first

canine education is very important for

your dog's development for this reason

your dog will need to at least be taught

the basics before they start interacting

with unknown dogs teach them basic

commands commands such as sit heel and

stay will help you to better control the

dogs while they are being introduced to

each other when introducing two dogs

which will spend a lot of time together

ensure you do it on neutral ground this

way they are on an even playing field

and one won't have to feel defensive

over their territory if the first

meeting doesn't go well you should take

them away separately and try to

reinforce their training once they are

better on their own you can try again if

they are still unable to be together

without being aggressive or dominant you

should contact a canine ethologist or

behaviorist to resolve the problem this

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