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Introducing a new puppy, any tips?

WelshSteve

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My wife and I would like to get a playmate for our Jack Russell. He is 4 years old and has a laid back temperament but the few times he has been around puppies, he seems a bit uneasy about it. Since I am back at work and my wife is starting a new part-time job, we want to make sure he has someone at home with him. We will likely adopt another Jack Russell or some other smaller breed, maybe a Pug. How does one go about introducing an adult dog to a puppy?
 

StaceyJ

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A friend of mine has a Jack Russel and while he is the sweetest little guy to people, he absolutely HATES other Jack Russels. We are not sure why but it seems to be a common thing. I think if you do get another puppy, go with a different breed. I think a Pug would go lovely with a Jack Russel. Italian Greyhounds are also good with terriors.
 

John.Billings

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Introducing a new puppy might be a challenging task but you've to work with patience here.
 

WelshSteve

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A friend of mine has a Jack Russel and while he is the sweetest little guy to people, he absolutely HATES other Jack Russels. We are not sure why but it seems to be a common thing. I think if you do get another puppy, go with a different breed. I think a Pug would go lovely with a Jack Russel. Italian Greyhounds are also good with terriors.
I didn't even consider that. I looked it up and you are right, they don't seem to get along with other Jacks unless they are raised together. I will look into pugs more.
 

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Parks are a great idea, let them get to know each other most in their favorite environment!
 

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Well if you've a golden retriever , I don't think so you face some serious troubles to work things out.
 

StaceyJ

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I didn't even consider that. I looked it up and you are right, they don't seem to get along with other Jacks unless they are raised together. I will look into pugs more.
Pugs seem to be fairly easy to train as well. I would imagine introducing a smaller more relaxed breed would go over better but you have to keep in mind that all puppies, no matter the breed, will start out a bit hyper. Jacks are usually pretty energetic though so yours shouldn't mind too much.
 
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