• No matter if you have 2 toys or 2 bones, they will always fight over the one that the other has.
• Establish the pecking order IMMEDIATELY. We cannot stress this enough. Herbie eats first, goes out the door first, gets walked first, etc.
• Take time out for each dog. We usually walk Herbie alone first, and then Bananas. This helps us on two counts: we don't have to play twister with the leashes every time we go for a walk, and it allows us to have individual time with each dog.
• In the initial epic dog battles, we were worried that Bananas would get hurt (or crushed, considering that Herbie is 50 lbs and can throw his weight around). One of our friends told us to just let 'em battle it out as it lets the dogs know who's the boss.
• Don't expect the raising of the new dog to be anything like how it was with the older dog. Herbie's puppyhood was a breeze compared to Bananas. You can read all about her crate training here. It took her about 4 months to get used to her crate--and she's still kind of pissed about it. She's also terrible on the leash--gentle leader included.
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