This Bulldog is the poster child for persistence! He does not like it when he discovers another dog sitting on his big comfy bed. Nope he does not like it at all and he firmly expresses his feelings about the whole thing! Like we all must learn at some point in life, sharing is caring.
This isn’t exactly news breaking, but dogs don’t always get along. But you can help them try. How? One huge mistake people make when introducing their dog to another dog is by just throwing them together without thought and just wish that they will get along. No. Don’t do that! Maybe they will get along and maybe they won’t.
Once again, this all comes down to instincts related to packs and territories. If you just put two dogs together and hope everything works out, you run the risk of the existing pack becoming aggressive to defend what is theirs. Depending on the new dog’, they may become submissive or fearful, or they just might fight back.
All dogs should meet for the first time in neutral territory. A long walk in the park together first, might allow them the space they need to warm up to each other. They also have a chance to bond as a pack during the walk. Just forcing a new dog into a new place with a strange dog can feel like an invasion, and the potential to form a bond is reduced if they first attempt doesn’t go so well.