How do I best add a second pet?
Temptation lurks in the form of a sweet fuzzy face and deep brown eyes, and suddenly you’re contemplating adding to your canine brood. Should you? If you do, how do you introduce the two? First, do your homework.
If you still want a second dog, introduce them on neutral ground. They’re much more likely to defer territorialism, and think, “Hey, you want to come to my house?” and accept each other. Give them time to adjust.
Provide separate beds, water and food bowls. While some dogs don’t mind sharing, others are quite possessive and your first puppy may feel displaced if he suddenly has to share. Take some alone time with each dog every day. Both will need reassurance from you and time to display their affection.