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Question by Niki
Submitted on 2/19/2004
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I have a 10 week old Bichon/poodle mix.  I am rescuing a 3 yr old Yorkie.  I'm concerned about how to introduce them to each other and possible aggression coming from the Yorkie.  I've met the Yorkie and she is very sweet but, from what I'm reading, they can be extremely jealous and possibly aggressive.  The owner tells me she is playful,(there is another older dog living w/ the Yorkie now), and of course, so is the puppy....please help w/ any suggestions.

Answer by Marisa
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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Niki.. you must introduce them slowly. Do not just put them together in a room and let them go running toward each other.  Maybe hole the yorkie and slowly bring her/him over to the bichon/poodle. caution is best ... let them get adjusted to each other... I have a yorkie and a few months ago I picked up the sweetest stray cat and had to introduce them.  at first the yorkie would bark and try to bed aggressive but now they are the best of friends!!


Answer by AMY S.
Submitted on 2/26/2005
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I think that if the yorkie has been living with a bigger dog and seems to get along with it, that you shouldn't really have much trouble introducing the yorkie to the bichon/poodle.  It may take a couple hours for the two to get to know one another but they should get along just fine


Answer by DgGrmr
Submitted on 10/1/2005
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I am a groomer and I work with dogs everyday in a doggy daycare and I have found that the best way to introduce dogs is to take them into someplace neutral with no toys or anything that belongs to one dog or the other this prevents some posessive aggression. Let them do their thing the older dog might try to put the younger dog in its place but this is normal just make sure they aren't too rough, it sometimes looks like they are killing each other when they are just playing. Most dogs get along with out a problem. When two dogs meet for the first time in a setting like that they really have no reason to not like each other. Good Luck!!!


Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 12/24/2006
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Don't just force them to meet, casually bring the dog into the house and allow the dogs to find each other and socialize. Don't hover them, be sure to be around to keep an eye on them if they are alone together so that none of them feel uncomfortable when alone. I am a Bichon/Poo's owner and know how bichons react, and they are pretty good at walking away if they suspect and bad sences around them coming from other dogs. They are also great about not fighting, and letting things go.


Answer by Lia
Submitted on 3/25/2007
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i have the same to dogs...what a cowinsidense.and the dogs get along GREAT!trst me!


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