Integrating Your Dog Into Your Home
It usually takes a bit of time for your new dog to settle into your home and routine. Meanwhile, here are a few tips that may be helpful.
Introducing dogs to a home that already has other pets can be tricky. Some pets accept the newcomer easily, others not so much. You must be respectful of your existing pets’ space and be sure he feels safe.
Tips for introducing dog to dog
To help ensure a seamless transition, your existing dog and a newcomer dog should meet on neutral territory. Often with time they will like, or at least tolerate, each other, though sometimes they just don’t jive.
Housebreaking (also known as potty training) will surely test your patience. Puppies and adult dogs who haven’t had a stable home environment will require lots of time and effort.
If you are potty training a puppy, set him up for success by taking him outside frequently for walks and potty breaks, especially first thing in the morning, any time he’s been in the crate, after eating, playing, or after a training session.