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So the video may not seem like much, but if you've been a long time reader you know how exciting this is. It has been a long time coming to try and blend the two dog packs. Here is our first meeting. They were pretty scared that first time, but were relaxed and happy the second time.
As you might have noticed I'm not spending a lot of time on Zappa's entrance, just trying to keep him from being out of control. I just want to get to the 'meeting' between the two of them and I'll work backwards from there.
Zappa being Zappa is the mouthy one of the two. He did pretty good for the most part. The fact that nobody is holding the leashes while Chance and Zappa 'hang out' helps to keep any emotions that may be coming down the leash and making them more reactive.
I actually can't believe how much they calmed down once they found they couldn't get to each other. Just like that their squabble was over.
Other than just getting them together, I'm trying to show them that I do not favor one over the other and that they are equal to me. My reasons for eating and sharing the pear with both of them.
I think I'm on to something. :)
Now where to take it from here.....hmmm