21 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Help Your Small Dog Pack Live in Harmony

It is possible to train your dogs to get along. Photo courtesy carterse, Flickr

It is possible to train your dogs to get along. Photo courtesy carterse, Flickr

“Woof! You’re in my space!”

If you have at least three fur babies in your home then you know the challenges of having them all get along, especially when it comes to having more than one top dog. Here are some great tips on how to help your small dog pack live in harmony both inside the home and outdoors.

Help Your Small Dog Pack Live in Harmony

It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Two humans try to blend their existing packs and wind up with their dogs fighting and creating chaos. It can happen with roommates moving in together, people trying to date, or even when bringing a new dog into an existing pack.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way and, short of having one or more dogs that are red zone cases (which will require a professional trainer’s help), you can take steps to prevent this problem before it happens or solve it if it does.

 

Before the Dogs Meet

One big mistake people make when introducing dogs from different packs or bringing in new dogs is by just tossing them together in one pack’s territory and hoping that they’ll get along. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t. Read more about Dog Pack Behavior in How to Help Dogs Get Along here.

In the wild there are different levels of hierarchy that non-domesticated wolves, coyotes, and other dogs must follow. You can help your small dog pack live in harmony when you apply the same understanding to your fur family. With proper training and socialization your dogs will be able to view you as their pack leader, and they will follow your lead in how to interact.

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