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Q: How can I introduce my new male Boxer pup to my 3 yo male boxer?

March 24, 2010 | By Julesrocky | 3 answers | Expired: 1609 days ago

Tags: boxer, male, puppy

Julesrocky

I already bought a male puppy and plan on bringing him home in 2 weeks. Im afraid how my 3 yo male will be with him. The 3yo is not neutered. Any suggestions welcomed.

Thanks for the suggestions....I will get them both neutered soon. I think that will be best.

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Jillian
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Mar 24, 2010

having the adult neutered will help relax any territorial urges he may have. i know there's an initial investment to new puppies, but if you can, have your other dog fixed soon.
take both dogs for a walk. parks are great places to have the first meeting. use treats to reward good behavior and time outs to discipline bad. if they're getting along, wear them both out and then take them home. if they're not, keep working on it by taking them both for a walk having your 3 year old following the puppy. the more comfortable he gets, bring him gradually closer to the pup.
adult dogs are usually pretty good w/puppies. puppies are non-threatening b/c they don't pose as any kind of competition - though i have seen adults get upset when they meet the puppy in their home first.
be sure to have them both fixed to avoid problems once the puppy reaches sexual maturity.

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Josiesue02
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Mar 24, 2010

When i first brought home my puppy, it was a mess, my 4 year old dog was so excited that she was scaring the puppy and he wouldnt stop growling and biting at her. I had called a behavior specialist before this so luckily i was ready. You should have a puppy crate and a baby gate. When you first bring the puppy home, either put the gate up so the older dog is in one room and the puppy is in another, or put the puppy in the puppy pen. This way the dog and puppy will have time to see and smell each other. And for the first week or so, i wouldnt leave them in the same room alone. Hope this helps.

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Mary C.
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Mar 24, 2010

Most adult dogs are good with puppies, they will try to throw their weight around , so to speak. The little one will need to know the boundries and your adult will show him. Some dogs will shy away from pups and others might try to bully, use your descretion but try to let them work it out, sooner or later they'll be best friends, remember though that your adult was there first so don't push him aside, keep your routine as similair as possible for your older dog. Eventually you will want to neuter both dogs, 2 or even 1 unneutered males in the household will cause dominence issues. Good luck with your pup!

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