How to Introduce a New Puppy to Your Dog – Especially if They’re Samoyeds!

Sacha’s Diary – September 23, 2016

Dear Diary,

This will be a short blog entry because I’ve got so much to do today. Not sure how you humans do this work stuff all week long! We Samoyeds are known as a working breed, but all I can say to that is TGIF!

Sacha Surfing the Web - His Morning Ritual

Sacha Surfing the Web – His Morning Ritual

Anyway, I was surfing the web today getting my morning news, you know as one does, and I came across this great article talking about the right way to introduce a new pet to an existing pet. There’s a lot of good tips and information in that article which talks about three categories, dog meeting dog (my personal favorite!), cat meeting cat (meh…), cat meeting dog (double meh…).

This brought back fond memories for me because I was once that new dog being introduced into a house with an existing dog, my brother Ramius! Of course, I didn’t know he would was my brother back then. I was just 8 weeks old and out in the big, bad world for the very first time with my new mommy and daddy, new home, and new brother. Ah, the innocence of those halcyon days amirite?

So if you missed it, that blog post is called, How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Dog – How I Met My Brother. There is plenty of good information and helpful tips about how to introduce a new Samoyed, or any new dog, into a home that has already has one. And if you are going to introduce a new pet into a home with an existing pet, it’s important to do so properly. So please be sure to read that article I mentioned as well as my post on the subject.

Although that blog post I wrote reminds me of happy days, it does make me a little sad because I do miss my brother Ramius so much. Here’s one of my favorite pictures of me and my brother.

Sacha (Left) & Ramius. We look like twins!

Sacha (Left) & Ramius. We look like twins!

As readers of this blog know, Ramius passed away of cancer in January of this year. My daddy is writing a whole retrospective series about Ramius’s battle with that horrible monster. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend you give it a read! Especially if a dog you know is battling the disease. There are four parts so far (with many more coming!), but you can read the first part of his retrospective if you CLICK HERE. Once you get started, there will be links guiding you to the next post in the series.

If you like the information or have a personal experience you’d like to share, please leave us a comment. We’ll be sure to get back to you. Okay, back to the grind. Just 7 more hours to go until happy hour. Woo-hoo!

Until next time, Mr. Diary!


P.S. Remember, all posts signed off as “-S” are written by Sacha himself.



2 thoughts on “How to Introduce a New Puppy to Your Dog – Especially if They’re Samoyeds!

  1. Denise

    Love your post so much. Introducing a new pet to an old one is almost like introducing a baby to their older sibling.
    You want it to go well but you really never know how the old pet will react.
    I’m sad too for the loss of Ramius. How do you help a grieving dog? Do you think they understand it when one of their own dies? If so how do they show it?

    1. Mike

      Yeah, I think a dog does understand when one of their own dies. I think it can manifest itself in a few ways. With Sacha, I think he was just a bit more quiet, like he felt a little lonely. It’s horrible to lose a beloved pet but unfortunately, it’s the price we pay for the love and joy they give us.


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