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Dog Introductions

What is a “Dog Meet Dog”?

  1. We’ll start with parallel walking, without letting the dogs get too close. This lets them adjust to the other dog and get used to their scent and behavior without being confrontational.
  2. The dogs will spend some off leash time in separate fun-runs, for closer (but still protected) contact, if they choose.
  3. Back on leash and out in the yard, the dogs will walk together again, for slightly closer development of their relationship. You’ll have time to discuss with our staff what you both observed, how you’re feeling about the situation, and if needed, speak with a member of our behavior team for more assistance.

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