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Old 04-26-2009, 07:50 AM
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As some of you already know, my wife and have a dog in our home...her name is anabell...and well...she's very high energy. Lately my wife and have been discussing adding a dog to our family. at first we were worried about how anabell would feel...but after meeting a few prospects, we no longer fear how anabell will do...we fear how the new dog would interact with bell. anabell is a love...and all she wants to do is play, she is still learning how to positively interact with other dogs due to never really learning proper manners prior to use adopting her...we've tried our hardest but anabell can't pick up on whether the other dog wants to play or not. she thinks everyone wants to play all the time because that's what she wants....so that's the story...any suggestions on how we can intergrate...what kind of energy level dog we should be looking at...should we go male or female with the new one, or does that matter...((yes anabell is fixed))...and anything else you can think of?
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: adding a new dog to the family...any suggestions?

Heyas, long time no hear! Great to see that things are working out, whoohoo!

Have you seen Cesar Milan's edition on how to pick and add a new dog to the family?
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: adding a new dog to the family...any suggestions?

thanks for the welcome back!!! a new job means a lot less time on the computer anyways...things are working great with anabell...we still have our good days and bad...but mostly good...to answer your question no...i have not seen that episode...but it sounds like it would answer all my questions.
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I haven't seen it myself yet: http://www.cesarmillaninc.com/products/ynd_dvd.php
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:31 AM
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thanks, i'll be sure to check it out!!
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Default Re: adding a new dog to the family...any suggestions?

Well... I am guessing another high energy, more submissive dog would do well, but that is a wild guess, hehe. I'm glad to know that Bell is doing so well!
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Default Re: adding a new dog to the family...any suggestions?

I would actually look for a moderate energy, male dog who is a little younger and not excessively pushy (a bit on the submissive side but not TOO much - you don't want him intimidated, either!) I would say that sex DOES matter because female/female fights tend to be VERY serious and males tend to put up with just about anything from girls, especially girls who are a bit older. The other option would be to look for a VERY dog-savvy older male dog who just has exceptional social skills, but spotting that (especially in a shelter environment) is going to be tough.
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That's some very good advice! Thanks.
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we think we might have found one....his name is tonka...he is currently living in a foster family and from what his foster mom says, he's exactly what we're looking for. He's about 5 months old, moderate energy, somewhat submissive but puts up a bit of a "fight" (plays back and doesn't just lay on his back) before giving in....we'll hopefully meet him next week and then if that goes well, anabell will meet him the following week, i'll keep you all informed as the saga continues. thanks for all your advice and help.
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we think we might have found one....his name is tonka...he is currently living in a foster family and from what his foster mom says, he's exactly what we're looking for. He's about 5 months old, moderate energy, somewhat submissive but puts up a bit of a "fight" (plays back and doesn't just lay on his back) before giving in....we'll hopefully meet him next week and then if that goes well, anabell will meet him the following week, i'll keep you all informed as the saga continues. thanks for all your advice and help.

Good luck! Hopefully he's a good match for y'all. (If not, I know of this really sweet service dog washout for adoption, LOL.)
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