If you are planning to have a new dog move into your home, the best idea is to prepare your dog to be around another dog.
If you have followed the above steps, you are in good shape. The next and most crucial step is the introduction. Any dog owner going into a situation such as this is worried that the dogs will not get along and, in some cases, there is only one shot to make everyone get with the program.
Finallly, you have to bring them into your home. Be sure to give equal attention to both dogs. Especially when adopting a new dog, it can be easy for your other dog to become jealous of the new dog because of the attention he will inevitably get. Treats and toys can be shared, but be sure to be watching over the dogs as they first begin to eat together. This can be the most tense time between dogs, and it is best to be around for feeding time until you know how the dogs will act and react.
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