Introduce the dogs in a neutral location, such as a park or a friend's yard. This will help to prevent any territorial aggression.
Keep both dogs on a leash at all times during the introduction. This will give you more control over the situation.
Allow the dogs to sniff each other at their own pace. This is how they get to know each other.
Reward both dogs with treats and praise when they interact calmly and respectfully with each other.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your new dog and resident dog have a positive first meeting. This will set the stage for a happy and harmonious household.
Introducing a new dog to a resident dog can take time and patience. Don't get discouraged if they don't become best friends right away.
Always supervise the dogs' interactions until you are confident that they are getting along well.