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Older Golden Retriever Warming Up To New Puppy Is Giving Everyone the Feels

Jun 06, 2024Jun 06, 2024

When you welcome a new puppy into your home, and you all ready own another dog, you hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Introducing dogs take patience, time and a lot of understanding.

The TikTok account for @Sammythegolden247 had nothing to worry about, because the way this Golden Retriever puppy has bonded with their older Golden Retriever is just precious.

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Awww, at first the older dog wanted nothing to do with the puppy and now they are inseparable. They are just too adorable. TikTok users agree and @Ash comments, "Ok who’s cutting up onions in here??! So cute love them both thank you for bringing joy to our daily lives." @Sarah hilariously adds, "So what you’re saying is, my dog needs a puppy."

A proper introduction of a new puppy to an older dog takes time and patience, but it's absolutely worth it if you want to increase your chances of success and make the whole process go a lot smoother. If your dog growls at your newest addition, you shouldn't punish them because even though that may stop the growling, the danger is still there. Your dog is just trying to express his feelings.

Growling is usually a sign of tension and anxiety, and if this happens it's best to separate the dogs for a bit. You should get your older dog familiar with the newer puppy's scent by giving them a blanket or old T-shirt the puppy has slept on. Provide safe zones for both the older dog and puppy to retreat to if needed.

Give praise and treats to both dogs when they have an unaggressive encounter, and always monitor their interactions while they are still getting used to each other.

In general, it may take around 4 to 8 weeks for resident dogs to get used to the change associated with a new addition, but it can take up to 6 to 9 months for both dogs bond and feel comfortable around each other.

Hopefully your new addition and your older dog will be cuddling together before you know it, just like the sweet pups in the video above.

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