I have a miniature pincher/chihuahua/ schnauzer mix. Obviously the min pin breed is known for their attitudes towards other dogs but this is bad. My roommate just bought a toy rat terrier. We brought him home today to introduce him to my dog. I put a muzzle on my dog to prevent anything from happening but kaleb (my dog) still snapped and lunged at this seven week old puppy. I scolded him and put him in his kennel. But as soon as I let him out he went right after the new puppy. Is there anything I can do to make Kaleb calm down? Or will this just take time for my dog to get used to the new dog? Thanks for the advice in advance!
Well first thing that happened on their first meeting, you muzzled the dog and then scolded it and he got put away. Not really good first associations to the puppy.NEVER scold a dog for being unsure or fearfull. Start off slow, keep the puppy in a small crate (with say a really yummy kong) Let your dog do the first sniffing, don't just throw them together. Take them on walks together. When the puppy is around good things happen to the older dog, kong treats, liver treats what ever. If things get tense remove the puppy, try again, when the puppy comes back out, the old dog gets a chew or something special to him. Keep the new puppy busy with his own things, like a kong.Rub the puppy down with a towel and put that towel under the old dogs food bowls, so the puppies smell gets associated with eating. Do some positive training, one on one with the old dog, to just build confidence.
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Thanks for the advice. Its just weird because my dog is fine with all of my families dogs when I go back home to Iowa. But when my room mate brought hers home Kaleb went hay wire. I am definitely going to try that with him.
Your roomate brought another dog into Kalebs space. He probably feels he has to defend his area. I would work more with putting them both on nutral territory, like the side walk. Take them both for a walk with you all being side by side, let me meet that way. Otherwise I agree with everything else the above poster said. good luck
Terrier is naturally an active dog. It needs a lot of attention but that does not mean we have to spoilt it. Being an active dog means it is even more important it is trained to obey commands.
It is important to get a dog trained even if it is not aggressive or misbehave for the simple reason that a well trained dog is an reassurance when you are not around and a joy to have when it know how to listen and obeys your commands.
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Min pins are not known for bad attitudes toward other dogs, they are however known for protecting their territories. That said is rather bad for your dog to be attacking a puppy, that is only 7 weeks old(It's also illegal to aquire a puppy under 8 weeks old) No dog should attack a puppy. That's not normal.I would reccomend a dog behaviorist.
I would introduce them in a neutral area. somewhere neither dog has ever been, like a park. Weird as it sounds your dog may defend the front yard as well as the sidewalk.