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> New Rescue Arriving - Any Tips?, It's been 12 years since we last did this! Where should he sle
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post 6th Mar 2018, 7:10 pm
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We have a 4 year old terrier boy coming from Spain next week. We have a collie girl (spayed) who's 12. I've been reading up and I just wondered if anyone had any advice or tips? I'm not sure what to do about sleeping arrangements as our collie sleeps in between us! I thought I'd set up a crate with the door open and a blanket over the top in the kitchen and a dog bed so he has options - I'd sleep with our room door open too so he can come in and out.

I've 2 weeks off work to settle him and get him used to being left a couple of hours so any advice on that would be appreciated too!
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post 7th Mar 2018, 10:38 pm
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As a cat peep rolleyes.gif , no tips, but every much looking forward to updates on how well your Spanish boy is settling down smile.gif
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post 8th Mar 2018, 9:36 am
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I would give him a few days to settle in with you around, then start leaving him for gradually increasing amounts of time. Make sure he's settled before you go - so a quick bit of search stuff or training (not playing as that tends to wind them up), or a quick walk.

I would also keep them separate when you're not there, for a while, just in case as he will be stressed from the journey and new surroundings etc. A couple of weeks at least while you and your other dog get to know him.

Otherwise it sounds like you've got it well planned, so enjoy!
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