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Bringing a new puppy into the household

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I've had my eight year old ESS dog since 8 wks old and he's our first and only dog.  Lives in the house, ground floor and on the floor only.  Well behaved and obedient.  When we first got him, I put him in a shut crate in the lounge at night for a while, then open crate, then plastic bed.  He seemed perfectly happy with this and it all worked out well.

 

Hopefully picking up another 8 wk old ESS dog pup in a couple of weeks, but have no idea how best to introduce him into the household.

 

Do I keep them in separate rooms at night for a while?

If in same room from start, do I put new pup in shut crate as before?

Do I give puppy his own small open crate in same room?

 

Any direct advice or a point in the right direction welcome.  Thanks.

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When we first introduced our puppy to our older dog (both ESS) - he spent the first night in her bed and they got on fine - I dont think you will have any problems at all.

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I would monitor and give an older dog some space if he wants it. 

8 isn’t that young and may be a grumpy old man. 

Some other dogs at 8 may be full of beans and a pup at heart. Just monitor and see what you think. 

 

 

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