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How to get a dog to get along with other dogs?

My roomate and I both just got dogs. I got mine, a blue heeler, about a week or two before he got his yellow lab. My blue heeler went after his dog right away but seemed to calm down that night. We went to bed, my dog escaped my makeshift pen and when I woke up they were both hanging out downstairs no problem. They are usually ok with each other but when I bring my dog in from a walk he always goes berzerk. It happens every single time that when he comes in he goes right after the lab. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The first couple times the lab was right at the door and I attributed it to the surprise. The last few though he's been visible but on the other side of the house.


Answer:
This may be caused by your dog feeling "his" house is for him only, and coming in from the outside to his domain he does not want to see anyone else there.
When you come in, is the lab waiting at the door?
When you come in, ask your roommate to have the lab somewhere in the house not readily visible from the door you and your heeler are coming in. this way, your dog can come in to a quiet house and not feel threatened.
Another option, if your schedule allows it, have you and your roommate take the dogs for a joint walk, so neither is home when the other one comes in.

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thanks.


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