May 11

Friends

Posted by lori . 5 Comments

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Casper, Zonda, Miura, Freedom and Nikita, or as Casper likes to think of it…Casper and his ladies

Having friends is one of the best things in life and something that keeps us happy and healthy.  I think the same holds true for our dogs.  Freedom and Casper have three friends that they get to see regularly and several more that they get to see on occasion.  Every great friendship starts off with an introduction.  I recently ran across an article from the Greyhound Adoption Center entitled, “The Right Way to Introduce Dogs.”

It was important to make sure that Casper knew Emma was a dog and not a lure with legs.

Here are a few pointers:

1.  Always introduce dogs on neutral territory.

2.  Make sure the dogs are on a leash when they meet.

3.  If you are tense, your dog will feel it.  Talk to your dog in a confident, reassuring voice throughout the meeting.

4.  Introduce the dogs, head to butt…keep talking during the introductory sniff-fest and try to maintain three to four feet of leash so you are in control.

5.  If possible, go on a walk with the dogs after the initial introduction until you know that they are friends.

What do you think?  How do you introduce your dog to other dogs?

 

 

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5 Responses to " Friends"

  • You HAS to haves a BIG room withs so many Greyhounds…hehehe!
    These is very good tips.
    I met a neighbors doxie last week and I didn’t like her.
    My brudder and me has been very socialized but…nope, dat doggie just gots on my last nerve.
    And sissy Whitney is a whole nother story.

    I just da idea dat you has playdates and such fur your doggies. Casper is a definate ladies man.

    Puddles

    • lori says:

      Puddles – That is what we call Casper, “The Ladies Man.” He’s even known to wear a bow tie for the girls.

      I know what you mean about some doggies (or people)…it doesn’t matter how nice the introduction is, ya just don’t care for ’em.

  • houndstooth4 says:

    That looks like a little slice of heaven right there! When can I come for a playdate? I wish somebody around here was willing to do something.

    Bunny

    • lori says:

      Bunny – We are SO fortunate to have good greyhound friends! If you are ever passing through northern Indiana, you are welcome to come and play.

  • houndstooth4 says:

    Northern Indiana, you say?! *gasp* You’re practically my neighbor!

    Bunny


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