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Give Your Cat or Dog a New Friend Without Friction

If you have decided to add another beautiful and adorable pet to your family, then you have to make sure that the bond between old members and the new one strengthens quickly and becomes concrete with time. When you are selecting the right type of animals, experts suggest looking for genuine information and statistical data in the online platforms.

With the help of the internet, you would be able to decide whether you are bringing the same type or introducing a new type of animal in your home. Compatibility is very important. Otherwise, the two pets will keep fighting and your home will not find a single fragment of relaxation. If you are doing this for the first time, you should select the same type of animal. However, bringing a different breed (of the same species) would not be a problem in this case. For example, if you have a dog, it is better to bring another dog (different breed is fine choice). Bringing a cat in the fold can cause trouble and even one of your pets could get hurt in the ensuing battle.

However, impossible is nothing. So, we are offering you a few bits of information for your own benefit.

Young Pets Are Best Choice

Whether you are bringing a cat to surprise your dog or the other way around, experts believe that it would be better for you to select a young pet. When animals are young, they act docile; they try their best to adapt the surrounding environment to survive. Therefore, it is easy with a young pet to start the socialization training exercise. Through this process, both of your animals would easily be familiar with each other and would not give in to their instincts. However, you have to understand that some breeds of pets such as dogs, are born with highly evolved hunting instinct. Therefore, it would be hard for you to convince your pets to drop their primal agenda and accept the new comer or the old one.

Training Process

This process can take days or years. It depends on your focus, intensity, and influence over the animals. The first time when your two pets meet each other is a crucial moment. You have to make them love each other. If they jump into violence mode, your work would become so much harder. Prepare separate places for two pets. Bring separate eating and drinking tools too. Always remember that cats and dogs both species are territorial. So, it does not matter whether they like each or not, if you mess with their privacy they will fight with each other sooner or later.

Plus, you also have to make sure that they do not tend to execute any bullying behavior. If you let one of your pets to bully another, they will not be friends ever. And you will lose your command over one or both eventually.