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Tips for Introducing a New Dog?

Asked by drClaw (4437points) December 17th, 2010

My wife and are temporarily taking in her brothers dog this weekend (divorce fall out) and are looking for guidance. Currently we have a full size Shih tzu who’s 4 years old. The puppy we’re taking in is also a Shih tzu, about 5 lbs smaller and under a year old.

A few things I’d like to know are…

Best way to introduce them?

We are only going to be this new dogs family for about 6 months at which time the in-laws will be taking him permanently. How will this affect the dogs to get them comfortable then to separate them?

Any other tips are welcome as well!

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