Monday, December 21, 2009

Tips for Introductions to Canine Relatives

Will your holiday gathering with friends and family include dogs?

If you are visiting family and friends, I hope you are able to bring your dog along for the reunion. He or she will appreciate the warmth and joy that radiates from the gathering.

Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer, has some tips for introducing your dog to its canine relatives.

If there are other dogs in the household, be sure to take the time to introduce them properly, even if you are exhausted from travel. Cesar suggests that before the meet-up, you drain both dogs' energy with a nice walk around the block. Then you can meet up – be sure they are not face to face – and continue on together. Remember to remain calm and assertive. If you are nervous or tense about the meet up, your dog will pick up on that and worry too!

Enjoy the holidays!

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