April 25, 2024

Introducing a new dog to the family with a canine already can be hit or miss. Some dogs welcome the new ones with open paws while others want their parents to return them.

A 2-year-old Lurcher named Dezzie was living the best life, getting all the attention as the baby of the family. But when his grandmother welcomed home a new puppy, everything changed. Dezzie was horrified.

In Wednesday’s TikTok video, which was posted to the account @nicolaboyd7, Dezzie met the new pup for the very first time. Owner Nicola Boyd told Newsweek that Dezzie was sniffing the 7-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel named Breagh a lot. Dezzie was trying to “sus” out the puppy.

Even though Breagh is the grandmother’s puppy and Dezzie is still Boyd and her boyfriend’s baby, she believes deep down that Dezzie feels replaced. Don’t worry, he still gets just as much love and attention as he did pre-puppy.

Boyd said that Dezzie is slowly warming up to the puppy and the same goes for Breagh. She was a little hesitant just because of the size difference, running away from Dezzie the first few times.

But now, Breagh is very loving and wants to shower Dezzie with love.

“She is very affectionate and likes to try to give him kisses but he doesn’t seem to enjoy them!” said Boyd. “Dezzie will turn away from her whenever he sees her going for a kiss.”

Hopefully, sooner rather than later, Dezzie will accept the kisses, but until then, Breagh will continue to attempt to give him nose kisses any chance she gets.

New Dog Introductions

Just like humans, dogs have different personalities with some being more social than others. Either way, implementing a proper introduction between dogs is crucial.

The American Kennel Club recommends preparing your space for the new puppy before bringing them home. The area should include a crate, an exercise pen, or baby gates that can separate the dogs quickly. Routines are important to establish early on, and all interactions between the dogs should be supervised.

It’s also important to note that having the dogs meet in a neutral location otherwise bringing in an unfamiliar dog to your canine’s home might make them feel like they are getting invaded. The dogs should also get time alone throughout the day for much-needed breaks and to release some of the pressure. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.

Do you have funny and adorable videos or pictures of your pet you want to share? Send them to life@newsweek.com with some details about your best friend, and they could appear in our Pet of the Week lineup.

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This story was originally published December 22, 2023, 12:49 PM.

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