nancy in AZ Posted May 16, 2006 Report Share Posted May 16, 2006 I've been contemplating ways to introduce my new dog to my current pack, when the time comes. He's scheduled for neutering Thursday, and I'm told he can come home that day. I could use your sage advice. Here's what I've got so far. Today I rubbed a bandana on both my girls and plan to take it with me to the pound when I go visit him. I also have a clean one to rub on him and take home to the girls, although they've already been busy sniffing me when I come back from our visits, and he's been in my car,so his scent isn't altogether new to them. Luckily, I do have a nice shady area that is fenced off from the rest of my fenced yard so I can keep them separated as needed. I also have a dog gate in the house to keep him in the non-carpeted kitchen/dining area while I'm occupied at home. Of course I'll be buying him a crate before he comes home too. Ideally, I'd like them all to meet face to face first in a neutral, large fenced area (that is, after he is sufficiently recovered from the surgery). I have the perfect place in mind, but logistics will be difficult, i.e. getting all 3 dogs over there. It's not walking distance (I'm trying to think of someone to conscript into helping me with this that lives nearby and isn't already on the DL) What other suggestions do you all have to make this transition as smooth as possible? Oh, and I think I've settled on a name...Boo (It's those eyes, you know) Actually on fleshing out an idea first suggested by my sister's 11 year old step-daughter, his full name will be Kaboodle. I'll see how he likes it before deciding if it sticks. ~nancy, and the menagerie: Minnie-ACD Kit-BC Kaboodle "Boo"- the new Aussie Pumpkin-Quarter Horse mare Otis-QH gelding Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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