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Advice please on bringing a new puppy home and getting him acquainted an existing doggy member of the family Answered

We decided to get another friend for out two year old Miniature Yorkie called Alfie. Alfie is very passive and quiet he is well behaved and likes routine. We thought by bringing another dog into the family might bring him out of his shell a bit more. Keno our newbie is a 8 week old Lhasa Apso also a boy. We have only had Kenzo a few days and Alfie doesn't really want to know him yet. Alfie shows no sign of aggression (Never has towards anything or anyone and is so laid back) Kenzo is a typical puppy full of beans and want to jump around all over Alfie given the chance.  Alfie is ignoring him even to the extent of turning his back on him and won't even look at him. Whilst we are at home they are in the same room but Alfie will sit well away from Kenzo on the sofa at night or when we go out they are in separate rooms. anyone have any advice on how to deal with this type of behaviour ? all comments welcome

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Josehf Murchison

5 years ago

You should have gotten a female.

Another male is an interloper on Alfie's territory he thinks he owns you and the house.

Even if Alfie warms up to Keno his personality is not going to change.

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thematthatter

5 years ago

it takes about a week or so for animals to get accustomed to each other. make sure to keep the food/water dishes separate and let them have their space.

They may never be BFFs just because you want them to. If/when they fight, let them work it out unless there is blood or serious aggression, then break it up with a fly swatter/newspaper on the nose.

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thematthatter

5 years ago

it takes about a week or so for animals to get accustomed to each other. make sure to keep the food/water dishes separate and let them have their space.

They may never be BFFs just because you want them to. If/when they fight, let them work it out unless there is blood or serious aggression, then break it up with a fly swatter/newspaper on the nose.