Well, I made the mistake of going on petfinder to look for a 2nd dog for a friend...and I came across a yellow Lab named Sam who was "urgently in need of a foster home". So after clearing it with hubby (a new pair of Oakley's worked as a nice bargaining chip) I filled out the foster application. Got the call for a home visit to be done in the next few days and by beginning of next week, if all goes well, we should have our first foster!
So now that I've jumped into this so quickly, I'm starting to get a little bit nervous!
I have a 5 1/2 month old Lab now, and Sam is about a year and a half old...probably more than twice the size of my guy.
So should I let them meet on neutral ground? I personally don't think Gauge, being young, will care or be territorial. He probably will just be excited that he can play with someone besides the cat.
Do I let them run around the house together at first?..as I'm sure they will be doing this for hours on end. Should I let the new dog in first to check the place out?
How do I prevent this dog from teaching my dog bad habbits? I have Gauge pretty well trained to listen currently.
Any advice is appreciated! I have never had 2 dogs at the same time before!!!!!