We're getting ready to bring home Vixen next weekend. Thought it would be great if I get some tips making her intro with Duke go smoothly.
I used to free feed Duke. I was told not to do that anymore. No problem, I changed that last week.
I also was told to pick up Duke's favorite toys and put them away but don't think he'd care if she played with them. They're just balls and bones. I am more concerned about keeping Duke away from her toys, because he will destroy them in minutes. She will eventually do that too, but she should have some softer chewy toys just for her puppy teeth. Any suggestions?
We will be driving to just east of Chicago to pick her up. (3.5-4 hour drive) Should we bring Duke or leave him home? If they were to ride in separate crates - they would be able to look at each other all the way home, or would that be crazy? I know Duke would want to play with her. Ahhh - I think I just answered my question. Leave Duke home.
Maybe I can get some ideas of how others have intro'd new puppy to the older dog? Keeping in mind that Duke is only 1 yr and still quite rambunctious.
Any suggestions and things to consider are appreciated. Thanks