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Eddy has been king of the castle for two years now..Hes is really shy and afraid of other dogs,always has been.

Now The wife and I have decided to get another beagle for a playmate for Eddy and so he can feel better about other dogs in general..

After looking for the right dog in shelters for the last couple months,without any luck in our area,we got a pup (Charlie)

Eddy seems ok with him,right now.We only let them mingle in small increments right now(till Eddy gets a little stressed.The seperate them.

So if anybody has any advice to add,we will be very happy ..Thanks..BTW here are a couple pictures of both /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

When we picked up Summer, Murphy was with us. They got along fine so we adopted her. Here, you didn't give Eddy a choice, so let him get to know Charlie in his own way. I suggest letting them play, under supervision of course. Keeping them seperated isn't going to help them bond as a pack. They really need to be together for this to work.

Also be sure to give Eddy as much attention as he got before. He is the alpha and should remain so. This should keep him from getting jealous of Charlie.
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

You have a very handsome pair of boys, I love Eddys' ear!!
 

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I would go with MD, as he knows his business and also I have seen it happen with other dogs. Let them be together as much as possible, at first under supervision, and make sure Eddy is in charge, but still lets Charlie express himself. They will form a beautiful pack I'm sure.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
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Eddy looks like such a handsome aristocrat, and Charlie is sweet as candy.... love his colors (similar to chloe)... :heart:
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Murphy's Dad gave good advice. Our youngest dog is a stray who picked our house as his home. So, he was thrown into our existing pack of 3 with no introduction. We never kept any of them separated, and there were some tiffs, but eventually they worked things out.

Giving Eddy a lot of attention is really important as he gets used to the new puppy.
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Good advice given already.

Charlie looks young enough that he won't be much of a threat to Eddie's status as "king".

Give them time...they'll work it out.

BTW...both are very, very handsome.

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I agree with Murphy"s Dad and the rest. They have to be together and work it out. That"s what we did when we got Casey. Those pictures are just adorable :heart: You have a couple of cute beagles!
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Both are great looking Beagles! I would agree with the above posts. Let them be together as much as possible. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Charlie and Eddy are both adorable! I love Charlie's markings. Of course, I do have a soft spot for the lemon/red/tan & white colorings. You've got some great advice on how to handle the getting to know each other stages. I know that it won't be long before they are best buds. Be sure to stick around so that we can find out how things are going!
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Quote:Originally posted by Murphy & Summer's Dad:
When we picked up Summer, Murphy was with us. They got along fine so we adopted her. Here, you didn't give Eddy a choice, so let him get to know Charlie in his own way. I suggest letting them play, under supervision of course. Keeping them seperated isn't going to help them bond as a pack. They really need to be together for this to work.

Also be sure to give Eddy as much attention as he got before. He is the alpha and should remain so. This should keep him from getting jealous of Charlie.
Thanks all /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif All today we have been fallowing your advice..It has been working like a charm :biglaugh:

Eddy has been really good with the pup,sometimes I'd say too good..Let me explain..Little backround first,I have a feeling Eddy was the runt of his litter,when we got him home he was really timid and needy,he also picked his food from the bowl and ate it on the floor away from the bowl,even though he was the only dog in the house..

But now since we have let them mingle all day,It really seems the pup has the run of the house and Eddy is not "putting him in his place" at all.I meen he chases Eddy all around and such.lol I have always called Eddy a wimp dog,but I think he really is..

Is it possible for a six week pup to be the alpha of the pack?(I don't think Eddy wants it).Should we just let them figure it out?Or should should we help Eddy be alpha somehow??
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

I think you should let Eddy remain the alpha dog, and also, they both need to understand that the humans are really in charge of the entire pack.

Our Sam, too, was timid when we brought him home as a pup. When we added our Debut to the household when Sam was almost two years old, Debut wanted to be the one in charge. We kept Sam as the alpha dog since he was here first.

The two of them never really had any problems once they worked things out. They romped and played and kept each other company. Sam is now 11 years old, and our sweet Debut is at the bridge, but the almost 9 years that they were together were wonderful.
 

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Re: Hi Guys/Gals,could use a little advise on a new pup getting to know a two year old

Hello! :wave:

What a great looking pair of beagles you have!

I had a similar case with Badger, my oldest beagle. He is a fairly submissive dog and when I brought Bella home when she was 10 weeks home she was actually "Queen" for a while and was bossing him around! Yes at 10 weeks she was a sassy little bugger! Well, enough was enough and Badger finally put her in her place and they have been best buddies since! I also agree with MD's advice and Badger has always been treated as the alpha dog getting special privilages and extra snuggles so he knows he was not replaced. Don't worry though Bella is equally spoiled rotten!! Your guys will get it all worked out and be best pals! It is so cute to watch them together. They like to snuggle together and get into twice the amount of trouble together! ha ha ha :hi:

Good luck with that little puppy...I miss those days, but glad the potty training is over!!! Keep the pictures coming! We love pictures!
 
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