Thread: Puppy Intros
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Old 09-28-04, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would definitely not let them go at it. Dogs can and will get injured if they do not get along. I have to keep my house partioned off with a baby gate, as one of my longhaired Jack Russels (messed up rescue) is very possessive and defensive (was abused and also had to fend for himself as a puppy amongst a pack of 12 mostly largebreed dogs). Is any animal so much as crosses what he wants for himself, or tries slaps him with a paw trying to play he will freak right out. There is establishing a pecking order and then there is fighting. Some dogs will just not work it out regardless.
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