Most people don’t put too much thought into what to do when introducing two dogs that don’t know each other. We just expect them to magically get along great right from the start, even though they are strangers and we may be forcing them to interact in ways that are actually setting them up to have a bad encounter.
I want to help you understand the very best way to get two dogs together to set them up to have a nice time together and develop a bond that can last a long time – and that’s what this episode is all about.
In this episode
[1:53] Our false assumptions
[3:02] Doggie dating
[5:54] Understanding your dog’s tolerance level
[9:49] What if things don’t go well initially
[12:34] Walking – the relationship builder
[16:10] Beware resources
[17:12] Set some rules