- Andreas Koumoudis
5 Tips for organising your first dog meet activity
So, you've decided to introduce your beloved pooch to a new furry friend for the first time. Exciting, right? But before you let the tail wagging and slobbery kisses commence, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a smooth and successful first meeting.
Choose a neutral location: A neutral location, such as a local park or beach, can help reduce any territorial feelings your dog may have. Plus, it gives both pups plenty of room to roam and explore.
Keep a close eye on body language: Pay attention to both dogs' body language and look for any signs of aggression or discomfort. If either dog seems tense or uncomfortable, give them some space and try again later.
Keep the first meeting short: A long, drawn-out meeting can be overwhelming for both dogs. Keep the initial introduction short and sweet, and gradually increase the length of future meetups.
Have treats on hand: Treats can be a great way to distract and reward both dogs for good behavior during the meeting. Just make sure to choose a treat that's appropriate for both pups.
Have a backup plan: Sometimes, no matter how well you plan, things just don't go as expected. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case the meeting doesn't go as smoothly as you hoped.
Remember, every dog is different and it's important to take things at their pace. With a little patience and understanding, you'll be well on your way to building a beautiful friendship between your pups. You can create your very first dog meet on Vevivo and find other people to join you for free!