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Old 11-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I'm the very proud owner of an extremely stubborn, always-hungry, hilarious boy called Boris who is coming up to 5 years old.

This weekend I'm picking up a new pup (an 8 week old German Shepherd) and although Boris loves every child, adult and dog that he has ever come across, I wondered if anyone might have any tips about making the transition for him from only child to eldest child a little easier.

He's a real lapdog and loves nothing more than laying on my lap when I'm on the sofa in the evenings and I will continue this - and am also planning some time every day where it's just him and me. I know his nose will be put out of joint temporarily but I also know that he will love having someone to mess around with during the day.

I've attached a pic of him - in his favourite spot. Pride of place on the armchair.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Boris is a handsome guy! Welcome to the board, somebody will be along with some good advice.
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he's BOOTIEful

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I feel like he should have a glass of Scotch and a cigar... He looks so proud! He has a very regal face It sounds like you're already pretty prepared and I'm sure others will be more helpful, but I wish you all the best! We'll need to see photos of the new pup, too, even though it isn't a Basset


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Old 11-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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haha thanks everyone. I think he's pretty handsome but then again, I'm rightfully biased

It's probably a case of over-thinking with this. I've had dogs all my life - just never 2 at the same time. He's a gentle soul so I'm sure he'll be fine. He'll just have an excuse to be even more stubborn than usual!

Will attach a pic on Saturday - hopefully of the 2 of them together (wishful thinking?!).
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Boris and Esther slobbering in a tree...

He's gorgeous and a great name. We only have one but we're looking for a second one. Good luck with the introductions.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I got Barney a beagle friend, he seemed so happy to have a four legged pal to play with that I didn't have any trouble with jealously....but that could be because he was only 6 mos. old. I did make a point of loving on both dogs at the same time so that he'd realize that the new pup was part of the pack....that being said, he doesn't like it when guests come over and show attention to the beagle...not him...then he is really obnoxious..Guess what I'm trying to say is that he's fine as long as someone new doesn't come over. Someone will come along and tell you how Boris will put up with the the new pup.....for a short time (puppy license) and then will show the pup where he belongs in the pecking order. Keep us posted and Boris, You are SO good looking.....
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Boris and Esther slobbering in a tree...

He's gorgeous and a great name. We only have one but we're looking for a second one. Good luck with the introductions.
he looks like a greek god, what with the greenery on his head. haha
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Welcome Boris and family. We had 3 when we brought home Carly our 10 lb poodle rescue. My wife was holding her and let the others sniff and then let her down. Let's just say it didn't go well at first because mom was holding someone new. When I brought home Copper (our foster) I went to our side gate and let him in. Knowing my dogs they always like to play with new friends and we have had a few strays come to visit there was no trouble at all. My opinion I would try to introduce them in a neutral place such as a park since there is only the 2.
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he looks like a greek god, what with the greenery on his head. haha
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