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Q. I have watched most of your DVD on being the pack leader and introducing new dogs to the pack, but in each instance I only saw male vs female. I have a 1 yr old male from a working breed and I would like to add another male pup from another working breed. Is this doable?
Hi Cindy,

I have watched most of your DVD on being the pack leader and introducing new dogs to the pack, but in each instance I only saw male vs female. I have a 1 year old male from a working breed and I would like to add another male pup from another working breed. Is this doable?

Thanks,
Carl

A. Yes, depending on the temperaments and personalities of the two dogs. You can never guarantee two dogs are going to get along when the pup is full grown but with smart handling and supervision you will have a much better chance of this happening than if you just let the dogs work it out.

I'd read the article Ed wrote on The Groundwork to Becoming your Puppy's Pack Leader. You can also read this to get our definition of socializing.

I'd read the article Ed wrote on introducing dogs.

Good luck with the new pup.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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