Introducing Your New Dog To The Family
Introducing animals to one another, and particularly introducing an animal to a household which is already home to other animals can be a fraught and worrying time for owners, however there are techniques you can use to make integration more likely to succeed.
The ideal time to introduce a dog to a cat, or any other animal, is when the dog is still a puppy, says dog behaviourist, Nick Honor. A properly socialised puppy, which has had the opportunity to co-exist with other animals in a controlled environment, is much more likely to live harmoniously with other species.
When choosing a dog to cohabit with other animals, the age and breed should be taken into consideration.
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