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Wannam
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New members with new puppy. We used to breed and show American Cockers, but that was many years ago. We're now new to Goldens and enjoying the newest addition to our family, "Boomer".

We already have two older Terrier mixes, and a 16 month-old Australian Shepherd.

Any advice on introducing Boomer to the rest of the canine crew? (hasn't been done yet)

Thanks for any advice.

Allen & Nancy
 

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Welcome!! Boomer is beautiful.
 

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Angel Gage's Grandma
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I've always had good luck bringing a new dog into the family by introducing all the dogs in a neutral area, such as a park or someplace none of the dogs claims as his/hers. After the initial meeting, we would go for a walk together (one person walking the new dog, someone else walking the others). Then we would all walk home together. Give the new dog a chance to explore the new home and yard. I would closely supervise all doggy interactions until you're certain they have worked out their pecking order, and that there won't be any squabbles at meal time, over toys, etc. Boomer is a real cutie.
 

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Welcome to the forum,
Like JacksonsMom said I would have them meet on neutral territory. They say taking a walk together is a good way. Boomer is gorgeous and going to be a wonderful family member. There is a ton of information in the puppy section and training section if you need any help.
 

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Dog Lover
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Welcome

Welcome to you and Boomer!!

WE HAVE a rescued Senior Golden Ret. named Smooch and a Samoyed who is 9 years old named Snobear!!!
 

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Wannam
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Good advice regarding the "neutral site/walk". We'll reserve the introductions until Boomer is a bit older.

Thanks for your comments about "Boomer". We think he will be a wonderful addition to our family.
 

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Barley & Mira's Mom
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Welcome to the board! Boomer is very cute.

A neutral place is great if you have a safe one. When we introduced Mira to Barley and Sammy we just did it in the back yard. We put Mira in a harness/leash so that we could control her and just took her for a "walk" around the yard. The boys came to visit her sniff her as she walked around. It worked out well.
 
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