How Do I Know If My Dogs Like Each Other?

How do I know if my dogs get along?

When the dogs are together look out for the following trouble signs:

  • One dog is guarding toys or food bowls from another.
  • Your dogs seem to be watching or staring at each other very often.
  • Your dogs are frequently up on their back paws during play.

How long does it take for dogs to get used to each other?

It may take several weeks for the two dogs to get used to each other, so patience is required. But most of the time, dogs are accepting of other dogs, often welcoming the companionship. It’s just a matter of an owner setting expectations and being consistent.

How do I get my dogs to like each other?

Let your dogs sniff each other and greet each other normally. Give them positive reinforcement through calm verbal affirmations. After letting them play for a while, put both dogs in a “sit” or “stay”, then let them interact again. Finally, take them on walks together, allowing them to sniff each other along the way.

How do you tell if a dog is playing or being aggressive?

Signs of dog aggression include raised hackles, stiffness, snapping, or lunging. If either dog shows aggression, separate them immediately. But be careful: Never get between two fighting dogs. Dogs can also become territorial, whether it’s toward a place, food, a toy or a person.