My brother (whom I have not seen in quite a while) and his family which includes 2 fur babies are moving and I happen to be about the half way point to their new home. I have offered for them to come and stay with me this weekend as their new home won't be ready to move into until Monday.
So here is my question - any suggestions on how to introduce their dogs to mine. Archer and Zoe are very well socialized with other dogs since they go to day camp twice a week - but this is at camp not on their turf.
My brother's dogs, Daffney & Chloe, are mixed breed rescues about the same age as Archer & Zoe and according to them have very sweet dispositions, although one of them is a little timid and shy and not as outgoing as the other one. They did say they both have seperation anxiety if they are not with each other.
Should I introduce them in the house or in the fenced in backyard? On leashes? One at a time? Or Zoe & Archer together and introduce their dogs one at a time?
I would love any suggestions!
Thanks for all the suggestions. They were supposed to arrive around 3:30 pm on Friday but typical of my brother they arrived at 8:30 pm, so a walk was out of the question and I didn't want to put them in the back yard since it was dark.
I put Zoe and Archer outside and had my brother come in with his dogs on a leash and then had Zoe come in and meet them and then Archer. I was very proud of both of them - they did absolutely great!
Archer, Chloe, Daffney & Zoe
Just wonderful. They look like a great group of well balanced socialized dogs.