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We are bringing home a 14 week old labrador puppy to keep Monty company (I needed a dog to run with as well). Monty is now 7 months old, has anyone got any advice for introducing the pup into his space? He's so laid back I don't think there'll be a problem but it'd be good to hear how others have got on!

I've posted a few new photos of Monty as well - he's growing into a really handsome chap if I do say so myself! :D
 

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When we brought Humps home we put him in a crate with one of bens blankets and then after a while let ben into the room so he could go all the way round the crate and smell the new addition that smelt like him. When ben stopped showing massive interest, about 30 mins, we let humps out and the rest was history, they curled up together. I hope yours goes as easily as ours did
 

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if the older dog is anthing close to well adjusted ther is not a problem with puppies because puppies are given large lattitude to act obnoxious ie like puppies by adult dogs. It is called puppy license as the puppy mature that license it revoke.

see The Puppy License and its loss

Puppy license and adult behavior–STOP SEPARATING PLAY.

When introducing two new dogs it is best done on nuetral territory. That is the first meat should be a dog park etc that is not the home of either dog.
 

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Also if you psot your question on the geral forum you will have a better eespose rate Back before the site went corporate the FAQ forum only consisted of stick threads that were closed so no new post could be added ie a place to read answers th the most frequently asked question and also reffer people to so the same questions did not have to be answered over and over again.
 

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It is best to introduce them outside in a non-confined area (so no one feels trapped). Another good measure is to let the new dog into the house, without the other present. Let the new puppy sniff around and get his smell on things. Also be considerate of not hurting the "old" puppies feelings by paying too much attention to the new puppy. :)
 

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It is best to introduce them outside in a non-confined area (so no one feels trapped). Another good measure is to let the new dog into the house, without the other present. Let the new puppy sniff around and get his smell on things. Also be considerate of not hurting the "old" puppies feelings by paying too much attention to the new puppy. :)
I agree, let the puppy feel first the new environment. Let the new puppy go around the place.;)
 

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if the older dog is anthing close to well adjusted ther is not a problem with puppies because puppies are given large lattitude to act obnoxious ie like puppies by adult dogs. It is called puppy license as the puppy mature that license it revoke.

see The Puppy License and its loss

Puppy license and adult behavior–STOP SEPARATING PLAY.

When introducing two new dogs it is best done on nuetral territory. That is the first meat should be a dog park etc that is not the home of either dog.
I completely agree! This was one of the best pieces of advice I ever received when I adopted Millie.

I already had a 3 year old Basset at home, and was looking to bring home a second. I found Millie, a 13 week old, and had Lucy and Millie meet on neutral territory. They rode home together, but separated. Once we got home, we played in a local park before making the big transition into the home. All of this I knew before hand, there were plenty of materials on the internet.

The best advice I received was from the rescue where I adopted Millie. The lady told me to expect Lucy to tolerate Millie's antics for a while, but that once she has had enough, Lucy would put Millie in her place. I'm so glad she gave me that information, and websites with information similar to what Mikey posted. It gave me a wealth of information, and so when Millie hit that moment where Lucy had enough, I didn't even think twice when Lucy put Millie in her place.

I've always said that Lucy helped me raise Millie. :D
 
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