How should I introduce my puppy to my three terriers?
April 25, 2004 6:52 AM Subscribe
Any tips on introducing a puppy to his three (!!) new brothers and sisters? They are all small dogs, but they are wily...[more inside]
posted by Harvey Birdman to pets & animals (5 answers total)
The new puppy is a westie (west highland terrier), and two of the other dogs are adult terriers, one is a small adult mutt. In the past this introduction proces has been rough going, especially with terriers, who are notoriously territorial. The other three dogs get along ok now, but they can be pretty rough with each other, which is my main concern. We have a big yard and a house with a dog-friendly basement and first floor at our disposal. Should I segregate the puppy when noone is home? Should I introduce him to them one at a time? Any experience appreciated.