Teach your dog to interact with other pets
As pet owners, having multiple pets is often a lot of fun. They each have different personalities, traits, and abilities. However, since dogs can roam all over the house, how can you ensure that they get along with other pets? Whether you have another dog or a different animal, it’s important for your dog to learn to tolerate them; otherwise, you will end up with endless problems.
The most important thing is to introduce the new dog to your pets slowly. Don’t force them to interact for longer than they want to, and always make sure it’s in an open area where you can both get out if you want to. If two dogs are forced together with no way to escape, then the only option if they become uncomfortable is to become aggressive, which is the opposite of what you want.
A good technique is to let the dogs meet through a door, where they can interact but stay apart. Be sure to monitor these meetings so you can resolve any issues as they come up.
It is especially important when introducing a cat to a new dog to allow the cat plenty of room to escape if necessary. Allow the cat to interact with the dog on their own time, forcing them to be together will rarely be beneficial.
It’s an exciting time when a new dog is introduced to the home, but it’s vital to train the dog as soon as possible to gain control over its behavior.