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Old 12-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How did everyone introduce their new puppy to your boxer family? Was there any jealousy issues or potty problems with the older dogs? I have a almost three year old female boxer and will be bringing a new pup home after Christmas, and want to make this a very easy introduction for my girl. Any comments would be great.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pheona was around 17.5 months when we brought Murphy home. We introduced them & they hit it off right away. We've had some dominance issues but Pheona quickly lets Murphy know that she's the alpha. Now as Murphy is getting a little older (she's 4 months now) she is trying to show her dominance but Pheona just looks & Murphy backs off. Good luck, just make sure you introduce them & I can't wait to see pictures.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Our girl is very laid back for a boxer and is very gentle with the grand babies and the cats but none of them live in her house full time.
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I have a slightly dog aggressive German Shepherd mix. She was 7 years old when I brought Horatio into the family. It took about 2 days of going on walks together and slow introductions and they've been fine ever since. Keenyah gets sick of him but she's never been aggressive towards him. In fact, she's now protective of him. The only jealousy is when I'm giving one of them lovings the other one wants to be involved so I usually end up with both of em climbing on mommy. LOL. If your dog is dog friendly, I'm sure it'll be easier than my situation.
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When we brought Lucy home we only had our 2 year old dog Holly at the time, and since Holly has always been social and gone to dog parks we figured she would be fine so we just put them together outside and Lucy loved Holly instantly, Holly on the other hand was less than trilled to have a puppy following her around. Holly wanted nothing to do with Lucy for three days, she completely ignored Lucy. They've been inseparable since then and now Holly is Lucy's "Mama" and loves that little girl she's always licking her and checking on her, it's so sweet!
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Buddha was only 5 months when we introduced him to Boss (7 weeks).. to be honest i think he could feel our excitement. The night Boss was being dropped off Buddha kept on running to the door and then when he finally arrived I tried to keep him inside but he ran outside and greeted the new puppy before us! We have had no problems.. the first few days were a little rough- as in Buddha would not let Boss out of his sight (EVER).. but now they are the best of friends. I make sure to make time for each of them individually- i take them on walks by them selves as well as together.. but apart from that they love being together- the eat, sleep, play, poop (lol) together. Don't worry about it too much.. there will always be a little jealousy- but that is natural. If i kiss/cuddle one of them too much the other one howls/talks/wines/barks to me. Good Luck! And congrats on the new one!
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I don't have any advice of my own since we've only ever had one dog at a time. But everyone else has offered good advice and I wish you the best of luck!
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My dogs have also always been dog friendly so when I brought Nikki home I just brought her in the house. They were so excited. Nikki now pesters my older dog and I need to give her time out. I am also getting another pup in february. Hoping the 2 pups will amuse each other and leave my old girl alone. Nikki constantly wants to play and if I'm cuddlying Hailey nikki needs the cuddles. She's all me me me. I expect Nikki to get more time outs when Penny comes home until penny gets big enough to have time outs too lol. I would just watch your dog now doesn't get too much for the pup.

Good luck!! It's so exciting!! I can't wait to get my puppy!


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