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Office Petiquette: Your Pet Doesn’t Love All Other Pets

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It may come as a shock to you, but your pet, no matter how social you think it is, does not love all other pets. This was something that really hit home with me during our office pet training session.

Just like people, our pets do not get along with all other pets. There may be some pets with which they are great buddies, others that they tolerate, and others that they just don’t like. My dog Ellie is a great example, because she seemed like such a social dog when I first adopted her, but I later realized that she gets very annoyed by hyperactive puppies. You know, the ones that keep jumping and jumping, “wanna play? wanna play?”

So the next time you try to put your dog or cat in a room with another pet, don’t expect them to get along famously right off the bat. They just might not be compatible!

Got a related experience? We’d love to hear about it!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

4 Responses to Office Petiquette: Your Pet Doesn’t Love All Other Pets

  1. Cindy Miller says:

    Ya its true our pet cannot be that friendly with other pet. I have my own story. Once my neighbor keep his dog at my place for care for some few hours. But when I took it near my Lhasa dog it was not friendly and was giving staring eyes towards it and getting back. So I didn’t force them to play…

  2. Thanks for this most informative post. Our Sheltie is also the type that doesn’t care for hyper puppies or hyper dogs of ANY sort! :)

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  4. Heather says:

    My dog Jackson isn’t friendly to all other dogs. Aggressive dogs or super dominant dogs just rub him the wrong way. We try to watch him very closely when he gets around dogs he doesn’t know. If he starts getting agitated, we remove him from the situation.

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