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Old 12-08-2007, 10:45 AM
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My friend is coming to visit--haven't seen her in a long time. Not worried about the friendship--but she is bringing her dog with her. I have met the dog--she is not well socialized, but I did tell her she could bring her (they are traveling)---I am not sure how Baxter will tolerate a new dog coming into the house. Nor do I think this dog (Annabelle) will do well with other dogs since she rarely sees/interacts with new dogs (she has been around others, but limited time).
So, any suggestions would be appreciated. We do have crates for all if needed--but I am hoping we don't need to do that. Am I crazy? We are putting up our christmas tree--so it will be a bit crazy anyway.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:58 AM
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It's probably too late, but it's your house and your rules...if the dog gets out of hand, there's a crate available.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:18 PM
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I have always been told that it's best to let the dogs "meet" someplace that is neutral territory. You know, like the park or other place that doesn't "belong" to either of them.

That way Bax doesn't feel like he must "defend" what is his right off the bat.

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:15 PM
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Coop's got the right idea

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Old 12-08-2007, 10:27 PM
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I had planned on having the dogs meet in a neutral place--but, silly me....I stepped into the bathroom for a moment. And of course, that is right when my friends arrived, and my husband says, Yeah--go on in.....as I hear Baxter barking as they opened the door.
that's what I must've looked like--running out of the bathroom saying NOOOOOOOOOOO!

So I quickly put my dogs in the bathroom, and then let my friends and their dog in. Let her get settled, sniff, etc...then brought Baxter out on a leash (Annabelle was also on a leash)---they were excited, but ok with each other. So we kept things calm for a bit, then I brought Trav out and did the same thing. Within 30 mins they were all acclimated, and all was good. PHEW!!

And I had a great visit with my friends--whom I haven't seen for a long time.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:38 PM
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Glad you had a great visit!
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:21 AM
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Wonderful! I am glad it worked out and nobody had to be crated
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Good news !
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:43 PM
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thanks everyone--here's a few pics: please ignore the mess of the house! My vacum broke, and we were putting up the tree--that equals big time mess!!

Baxter and Annabelle meet:


Trav joins in:




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Aww look slike things worked out for best for you!
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