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Dog Introductions

How to introduce other dogs to Blind and deaf dogs

Always have both dogs on the leash and always have the person holding the leash directly behind the dog in case of a dog fight so they can be separated easily. I always have citronella spray on hand in case a dog fight does happen - we never want people to stick their hands in the middle so that is why the spray is the safest way for all parties.

The introduction should be slow and always one-on-one and make sure there are no other strong scents around. Have the dog that the blind and deaf dog is meeting walk around and have the blind and deaf dog follow along so she can get the scent of the other dog and start to feel comfortable. Keep having her follow the dog around and maybe if the other dog is comfortable have her sniff the other dog's behind. Just think about ways she can catch the scent and be eased into the introduction. While she is being good with following the dog's scent praise her for any and all good behavior with pets and treats. Once she seems calm and not aroused then have the dogs meet nose to nose.