My daughter will be bringing her female boston terrier (spayed) home tomorrow from her dad's house. I have a Golden Retriever that is pretty laid back and a Pug that thinks she has to be top dog. They are both fixed too. I am not sure how to go about introducing the boston to my dogs without causing any problems. It's my Pug that I'm worried about, she can definately have attitude if she thinks someone else is trying to take her place. Any suggestions? Thanks
They should meet away from the house. Watch them to see how they react to each other. Keep giving the pug lots of attention and let it feel superior like it wants to. If they are smae sex at all, you will probably have issues with same-sex aggression. Hopefully the Boston isn't and dominant as the pug. Just be sure that the new dog doesn't just invade the other dogs' space and be sure that your pug gets as much, if not more attention to make sure that he's very content.
Thank you so much, and wish me luck. We have a big park across the street and I will take them over there to meet. They are same sex, but both are spayed, I was hoping this might help some. Here goes...Thanks again
I have a Boston, she is the most dominating dog I have ever met. I don't mean to scare you though. When I introduce her I hold her back so she doesn't forget I AM THE ONE IN CHARGE. While holding her I let her sniff the othe dog and that usually really helps. There might be tension for the first five minutes but I'm sure then they will aly off of each other. Dogs usually knwo there boundaries.
Bostons really vary..it depends on the individual. Mine is very sweet and submissive but I have met many who are very dominant. How is your dog around other dogs? Does she tend to be bossy? If your dog is dominant there may be issues with the pug. If she isn't and is willing to let the pug be the boss..they'll probably be fine.