Couldn't have said it better! Sounds like our two exactly.Originally Posted by Merlot_1
Don't worry! Baxter may pick up on your anxiety and react with you. Relax and enjoy the new puppy and Baxter will love his new companion. I never followed any of the rules - feeding, one on one time, alpha first, etc. Everything always worked out fine. If a problem comes up (possessiveness, jealousy...), then work on it, but it is likely that this will be a lot easier and more fun than you think.
Yeah it was intentional. And that was within about 30 minutes of them meeting. The other night, we were doing dinner for the dogs (3 of em..whew). So I put Ty's down first and I was walking into the kitchen with macie to give Chloe her food (then on to Macie's crate for her dinner)...I thought macie was behind me and when I turned around she was eating Ty's food WITH Ty I got a little nervous but Ty acted like she wasn't even there. Still, I got her quickly away and fed her on her own.Originally Posted by Endofile
So we are feeding them separately. Only thing is...Macie just is SO disinterested in her food! Its like she was free fed at the breeders...like "oh...i'll finish it later".
Our boy was six when we added his sister. She was about 10 months old when they met. He was used to being around other dogs. Best thing we ever did. Good luck with your new pup.
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Thank you EVERYONE for all your advice. It helps more than you know.
I do have one more question.
My current lab is a male and we want another male. Do you think this will be an issue. My husband and I don't think so but someone said it could be.
Two males could be a problem, even if both are neutered, but getting a female would be ideal. Male and females always seem to get along great with each other. Female dogs are just as much fun as males, and MUCH more easier to walk. They only squat once to pee. A male will stop at EVERY tree, bush, fire hydrate, etc.
All these posts are very helpful. We are thinking of getting another lab too. But, I had a lot of reservations about how Luka would react and if she would like to have another puppy around. Right now she is the Queen of the Castle. But she loves other dogs and I think she would like to have a sister.
Thanks for asking this question - I will be going through the same thing in a few months.
I agree - a female would be ideal. Then again, I am biased! LOL!! I think the stopping at every tree would drive me crazy!! ROTFLMBO!! *wink*
Yeah, I think she would too!!!Originally Posted by Luka
Well, we got a female because we wanted a little variety. Plus, the wife just really wanted a girl. I can't comment on how two males would be...I know some people around here have 2 males. But like you, I was told by a few that its better to have a male and a female. So far they are loving each other. Two peas in a pod!