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Old 03-26-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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Good thread, well done Draco.

Just wanted to add that if you are planning to introduce an adult dog into a household with your existing adult dog, it is always a good idea to give your existing dog casting vote before you finalise the adoption. Introduce the two dogs on neutral ground and watch how they react. If the dogs don't appear to be compatible I would save yourself a lot of heartache and household tension and keep looking. Sure they may settle down over time, but I would prefer not to put that to the test, it is a best a gamble and at worst a situation where the dogs can never be trusted alone together. If they get on well or at least tolerate each other you are off to a good start. Dogs, like people, have definite preferences when it comes to compatibility with other dogs and it pays to take this into account if you aspire to a harmonious and tension free multi-dog household.

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