14 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Can Big Dogs Get Along with Small Dogs?

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Dogs can be trained to get along no matter what their size.

“Let’s play little brother. Woof!”

As we add to our fur children family there may be times when a larger fur baby enters the picture. But can big dogs get along with small dogs? Find out if this situation is the right one for your household.

Can Big Dogs Get Along with Small Dogs?

Big dogs and small dogs – how should they mix?

 

“Peacefully” is probably the best answer. And most of the time, when big dogs and small dogs meet each other for the first time, it’s peaceful. They recognise each other as dogs, sniff each other’s snout and butt, and start to play – or not.

But sometimes it’s not peaceful and the dogs don’t get on. In those rare cases you can chalk it up to nature and chance, keep the dogs apart, and move on.

 

Except when yours is the small dog and the other dog is much bigger. In those cases, you might not stay quite as calm. A lot of harm can come to a small dog in those moments before you can separate it from a much bigger dog that’s determined to treat it as an enemy, or as prey. Read more about Big Dogs and Small Dogs in Big dogs, small dogs, and safety here.

It’s interesting to ask the question, can big dogs get along with small dogs? Especially when we have decided to go beyond just one dog in our home. With proper socialization and training all dogs can live peaceably together no matter what size they are.

What about you?

Does your household include big dogs and small dogs?

Tell us how they get along below!