We were in Rhode Island for Thanksgiving and there were 4 other dogs there! 2 Newfoundlands and 2 Miniature Schnauzers. One of the Newfie’s is around 3 years old and is over 100 pounds, the puppy Newfie is 70 pounds and is one month older than Riley, and the miniature schnauzer’s are Riley’s size. I was excited/nervous to see how they would all get along.
Riley was initially scared of all of the dogs. She was in complete submission as she met each dog, she curled up in a ball, and looked to be very fearful. After the first night, Riley became much more relaxed and wanted to play with all the dogs! There was not much playing between the miniature schnauzer’s, but the behaved well with each other. The puppy Newfie (Blue) and Riley became best buds! They played this one game where Riley hid under a couch where Blue could barely fit under, and Riley would bark like crazy and Blue would kinda just lay there staring at her, very relaxed, haha!
They also played tug of war, which was hilarious because I think Riley thought she had a chance….
Here’s the momma Newfie (Bella) with her son, Blue. Bella is the one closest to the door, probably planning on what areas to hit up first for leftovers!
After Thanksgiving we went for a pretty long walk with all the dogs! Riley did great and had fun sniffing around and only once or twice got the leash caught up with one of the other dogs. Riley had a great time and it went a lot better than we were expecting! I think she already misses her new buddy Blue!