Always supervise their first interactions. Use a leash and let them get to know each other in a controlled environment.
Choose a neutral territory for the first meeting. This reduces territorial aggression and makes it a smoother introduction.
Introduce them gradually, allowing them to sniff and observe each other without direct contact.
Reward both dogs for good behavior and calm interactions. Positive reinforcement strengthens their bond.
Initially, keep them in separate spaces with their own toys, food, and water. This avoids tension over resources.
Be patient. It may take time for them to adjust. Don't rush the process; let them set the pace.
If problems persist, consult a professional dog trainer for expert advice on dog introductions.