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    Default How do I introduce Dudley to Darby ?????????

    I know it is still a little over 3 weeks away, but I want to start to prepare
    myself.
    Any ideas on how I should introduce Dudley to Darby, I know Laurie
    mentioned they should meet outside. But Dudley will most likely
    be with us when we go to pick him up.

    Any idea's, oh and I was also planning on bringing Dudley to visit.

    What do you all think, my husband said Dudley is coming.
    The breeder said he can come for a visit, but I really don't think I will
    be going back again, so it will only be the one visit.
    I have a new Snuggle Puppy, I did not have one of these for Dudley till
    after he came home (Poor Boy).
    So do I put the Snuggle Puppy in my bed a week or so before my visit so
    our scent will be on it ???????

    You know, I have forgotten so much stuff and it only seems like a few
    months ago that we brought Dudley home.

    I want to make this transition for Dudley easy. I hope he does not
    sulk.

    Also a little worried in case Dudley starts marking inside the house, do
    you think this will be a problem and if so do I just correct that with a
    'FIRM NO" and put him outside.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated, I don't want to wait till
    the last minute. I really really think that Dudley will be happy to have
    a playmate he is just so sociable with other dogs.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    I would recommend removing all the toys out of the way, so Dudley doesn't get jealous if Darby touches anything - better to introduce new toys to Darby (and a few new ones for Dudley) when he arrives.

    When we came back with Woody we made a big fuss of Busta and then Darren placed Woody on the rug - Busta went of and sniffed him and then and then they sort of sorted it out, if Woody went to far Busta gave a warning growl and a snap if necessary (we did have to remove the pig ear as Woody started eating that and had a go at Busta - this is what we think gave him the upset stomach in the first place so remember to move treats also).

    After that they fell asleep on Darren together and were fine, there were a few arguments nothing major. Just remember that you have to make sure that Dudley is seen as Alpha Male, stroke him first, treat him first, feed him first, etc.

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    It sounds like I should be leaving Dudley home when I go to pick up
    Darby.
    I know that I will most likely have some jealousy issues at first but
    that will settle I was just more concerned on whether I could take
    Dudley with us when we went to pick Darby up and bring him home,
    I am going to see how he does on his visit.

    My husband does not like to go anywhere without Dudley and he will
    be left alone a bit the day before pick up as we have a wedding to attend.

    When my breeder finishes up with the eye and heart clinic I will touch base
    with her and see what she thinks too.

    Thank you for replying Claire, this is all new to me, so just wanted some
    input.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    I am no expert Linda, but I thought that sometimes they say it is a good idea for them to meet on neutral territory or at least it is for Dudley. I think that it is a good idea too, to check with your breeder to see what she recommends. It is getting exciting isn't it?
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    Just make sure the breeder is okay, if the puppies haven't had any injections she may not want any other dogs near at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire
    Just make sure the breeder is okay, if the puppies haven't had any injections she may not want any other dogs near at this stage.
    Claire
    When I asked her about bringing Dudley before she said it was okay.
    She is also Dudley's breeder.
    I will check with her again though.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    Remember to keep expectations realistic. When we got our second cavalier-- the first one wouldn't even look at him. He would try to play, pull her ear etc... and she would pretend he didn't exist (for over 2 weeks). When we got our third-- the second cavalier drolled for three days straight. I kept checking his mouth thinking he MUST have a bad tooth. Nope-- just two different ways the dogs dealt with a newcomer.
    Give the newbie a lot less attention than your current cavalier-- don't give favorite toys or special treats when they are together. Try not to give them(him) any reason to get mad at the new pup. Don't leave them alone until you are secure that they get along. Don't stress-- dogs pick up on that and remember to have fun. Sandy

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    great advice Sandy, even if you do everything by the book as far as introductions, they will decide how to relate. When I got my Lhasa puppy, my 6 year dog wouldn't come downstairs or eat for several days. It took her 1 year to get over it completely.

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    That would be a long time. It took Jaspar about three days to figure out Leo wasn't leaving and he was going to have to share the dogbeds.

    I took Jaspar with me when I went to get Leo. I don;t think it really matters one way or another. If Dudley likes the car ride I'd take him along if you want. If he finds the rides tiring or stressful I'd leave him at home. You will likely have the puppy in a crate anyway for transport and Dudley likewise or otherwise restrained so there isn't going to be a lot of interaction in the car. The puppy will likely just sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlin
    That would be a long time. It took Jaspar about three days to figure out Leo wasn't leaving and he was going to have to share the dogbeds.

    I took Jaspar with me when I went to get Leo. I don;t think it really matters one way or another. If Dudley likes the car ride I'd take him along if you want. If he finds the rides tiring or stressful I'd leave him at home. You will likely have the puppy in a crate anyway for transport and Dudley likewise or otherwise restrained so there isn't going to be a lot of interaction in the car. The puppy will likely just sleep.
    PHEW

    I was starting to panic, I don't really think that Dudley will take that
    long to adjust to Darby he is such a sociable little guy and just loves
    everybody.

    Karlin: I have had many different opinions on this and was starting to
    feel anxious I guess. My husband will go nowhere without Dudley
    and that is how it should be he is the idle of our eye. Although
    we are getting another Cavalier we are not doing it just for us but
    mostly for Dudley.
    He sits at the front door and cries when he see's other doggies
    outside.
    My main concern was that I did not know whether I should bring
    him when picking him up or not. I see that many have different
    opinions on this, I will see how he reacts when we go for our
    visit. I will speak with my breeder next week and see what she
    thinks, she has no problem at all with me bringing Dudley to
    see the other puppies.
    Dudley loves the Karlin and anytime we are getting
    ready to go anywhere he always comes along.
    I think he would be more hurt if I left him at home and came
    home with a new dog.
    Darby would be crated, and Dudley would be in his Seatbelt so
    he can check him out as I will face the crate towards him.

    Sorry I have never had two dogs before and for some reason
    today felt overwhelmed.
    Thanks for all your wonderful responses, I can't wait.
    Plus my hubby plans on putting our xpen up again so Darby
    will be put in the xpen mainly in the morning when I am busy
    with the children and I will let them interact in the afternoon
    when it is quiet.
    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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