Bruff's Bark Blog: Abbey, has a new brother- Wilf

Friday, 18 November 2011

Abbey, has a new brother- Wilf

Abbey has a new friend to play with - a 2 year old Cockerspaniel, Wilf.

He is a great wee thing though. Bonds very quickly with people - it is in his nature. Has no problem staying in a new house with a female dog and female cat. 

If you are thinking of getting a new dog, make sure you introduce them outside the original dog comfort zone, try to get a blanket or towel with the new dog sent on it and give a blanket with the original dog sent on it to the new dog.  Taking them out to play introducing them both to the same things helps them bond, when feeding always feed the original dog first in its usual place, when the new dog eats- place its food in a completely different area. Make sure the original dog is another room - it means later you are able to feed the dogs at the same time and in the same place.
You must be around for the first couple of feedings so that you can intervene if there are any problems with the dogs. If you take it slowly and calmly the dogs will understand you will not put up with any nonsense.

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