Prepare for your new pet to ensure they experience a smooth transition to your home. Give them plenty of time and attention to build a bond and create a foundation to ensure your dog has a long, healthy life.
After an adorable bichon frisé won Best in Show at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club competition, interest in the breed is spiking. But before acquiring a bichon frisé, do some research. The dogs are loving and good with kids, but require a lot of grooming.
Be patient. Older dogs usually easily accept a new dog. Some, however, make joining their pack difficult for the newbie! Let the dogs work it out for themselves as much as possible. Step in only if the situation looks like it could become violent.