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ilovemyboxer
15:41:21 Fri
Dec 9 2005

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Lucy's new friend

Hi there, I know most of you have multiple boxers, so i need a bit of advice. Lucy is getting a new brother next weekend. Lucy has been the only pet for the last 2 1/2 years and I was wondering what I can do to help ease the transition. Chance will only be 7 weeks old when we pick him up. He too is a whitey with one fawn circle on his hip. Lucy is still and will always be my baby, but unfortunately I work from home so i will have to split my time between the 2. What should I expect? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I will post pictures of the 2 once I can figure out how to resize my photos!!

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Hi Michelle

Congratulations on your new baby!!

I am sure that Lucy and Chance will get on just fine.

We have three boxers but i am afraid i cant give you much advice as Tia and Kirei are sisters - when i went to pick out a puppy for my birthday i picked Tia and then my husband fell in love with another one so we also got Kirei at the same time.
They have always been together although it is not something i would advise as they are so close to each other that they often ignore us. We read in books afterwards that it is a mistake to get two from the same litter, however it was too late as we had already fallen in love with both of them and therefore we just have to put up with it!!!
Henry was one of Kirei's pups from her litter last year so Tia and Kirei automatically accepted him as her baby. He is now the monster of the house and i think at times they wish they hadn't accepted him as they now get no peace and quiet!

All i would suggest is to make sure that Lucy does not feel left out. Obviously a cute little puppy will get loads of attention, but just ask anyone who comes to your home to greet Lucy first and then Chance. Make sure that she gets that little bit extra attention at the start and she will soon realise that he will be a fun friend rather than someone to try to replace her.

We have said that we will always have at least two boxers - they are so funny to watch when they are playing and just the way they are with each other.

Good luck - I am sure he will fit in brilliantly.



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Can't give you any advice as I am not lucky enough to own more than one boxer - of course I consider myself more than lucky to have one at all!!

Good luck and I hope Chance settles in well - I am sure Lucy will mother him within no time!

Perhaps you could take a blanket to Chance, let it get his scent on it, and then bring it back to Lucy so she will recognise his scent when he comes home?

Good luck, let us see pics as soon as poss!



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kerrigan
17:20:52 Sun
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Hi Michelle, we have 3 boxers, we got Clyde first then Bonnie, within one hour they were best of mates (Clyde was 4yrs Bonnie nearly 2 yrs), when we brought Rock 5months old back Bonnie & Clyde were fine but then Rock is thier pup, .
Lucy hopefully will come over all maternal with the puppy, I do think the blanket idea would be a great benefit to Lucy adjusting to the immenient arrival of Chance, what is Lucy like with other dogs? does she get jealous if you pet another dog?, does she mind sharing her toys? is she possesive of her food or you? these things should give you an indication as to how well she will recieve Chance, boxers love company so a little playmate could make her real happy, the best of luck and hope to see some pic soon
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ilovemyboxer
17:46:14 Mon
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Lucy has a very good temperment until it comes to her food. So separate dishes on the opposite end of the room for a while. She LOVES other dogs and people. My niece just picked up her brindle baby (Harlie) on friday and i had her bring her over for Lucy to meet. All Lucy wanted to do was herd her up like a little sheep and stand over her. if Harlie would try to move, Lucy would sit down on her, but the puppie keep going back to Lucy, so I guess that is a good sign. She has been my baby for so long that I think I will have to be the one to cuddle with her while the others play with Chance. Thanks for all the advice!

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20:45:45 Tue
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I am sooo jealous Michelle, a new puppy mind you they don't stay wee for long, please let us know how Lucy & Chance get on, by the sound of things they will be fine, i would feed them seperately for a while Lucy would probally want the puppy food,



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Hello Michelle

Advice - let them get on with it, or at least that's what my father-in-law told us when we had our two as pups and his goldie used to beat seven shades of brown stuff out of them. Allegedly it sorts out the pecking order!!

Guess what though now he has a young balck Lab pup our 2 are banned from visiting "as they are too rough"!!!!!!!!!! Double standards? I should say, I did quote his words of wisdom regarding pecking order and he said "yes but it's different, your dogs are very powerful" hmmmm let me see his old dog weighs 7 1\2 stone and my heaviest weighs 5 stone - his new pup is now 14 months old and weighs 4 1/2 stone.

I do agree to some degree as far as letting them get on with it - but just be careful that Lucy is not too rough (the last thing you want is Chance to suffer from damaged joints etc). They will find their pecking order and no doubt chance will be down the bottom. You may find once Chance reaches maturity she will challenge the "top dog" Lucy but this is fairly normal and although they may sound nasty when this happens I have found that generally it is simply a case of "testing the water".

Tash our white loves nothing more than testing Molly out and generally gets a good telling off but she is a well built dog capable of looking after herself, so I tend not to intervene unless absolutely necessary.

As a rule when you collect Chance take along an old jumper that Lucy has slept on the night before and line the box you will collect Chance in with the jumper. If you do this Lucy's scent will be passed onto chance on the journey home, hopefully this will ease the initiall introduction of Chance to your household.

Don't make a big fuss of Chance, remember Lucy has been the No1 dog for the last 2 1/2 years the last thing you want to do is push her nose out of joint. Give Lucy lots of attention in the first few days and give Chance a fuss / cuddles when Lucy is occupied or out being exercised.

Let Lucy put Chance in her place if required but remember that you may need to intervene if she is a little rough. We really panicked the first time Molly was introduced to her baby boxer sister Tash but after a few hours they truly were inseperable. Hopefully all will go well and you will find that your 2 boxers are the best of friends and look after each other. i know our 2 do.

Once Chance is old enough for long off lead walks you will have the joy of watching 2 boxers do what boxers do best - runaround like nutters, generally knocking each other over and playing boxer hide and seek.

Any major probs you can always post a new thread and I am sure one of us will have some advice, hint or tips.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing some pics of the 2 together very soon.

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ilovemyboxer
18:32:11 Wed
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Well this Friday is the big day!! We are soooo excited. I will get the photos up as soon as I get them

Thanks for all your advice, I'm sure I'll need more of it SOON!


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Michelle

  
ilovemyboxer
14:04:35 Mon
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Well Chance has been here for 4 days now and he is a jekyl & hyde. The sweetest thing one minute and the devil puppie the next. Lucy has been wonderful, she mothers him and keeps him in line. He HATES his crate..he goes postal when in it. I took Lucy's crate (which she doesn't use) and put the divider in it so he has less space. He goes potty all over it in just the first couple of minutes. Could it still be too much space? Should I give him less space? Right now he is sleeping on my lap. Didn't take him long to train me!! Here is a picture of Lucy, Chance and my girls. Hopefully it uploads!

Michelle

  
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Glad to hear Lucy is doing so well with Chance!!

I can't advise on the crate side of things because I have never used one, but I am sure someone on here will be able to help you out.

Look forward to the photos!! Have you tried creating a photobucket and putting it in the art gallery? It really is the easiest way to do it. Have a look at Sasha's (link at bottom of message) and you can follow the instructions etc through them to create your own.

Good luck - if not send the photos to one of us and we can help out.



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