Divide your attention equally
While you get a new puppy home, it is true that you have to give most of your attention to it. However, you have to ensure that you do not compromise your responsibilities towards the adult dog. This might lead to the adult becoming more aggressive or depressive due to the lack of care.
It’s best if you can equally divide your attention amongst the dogs. Thus, you should arrange for activities so that both of your dogs feel equally important. For instance, you can take both of them for a walk at the same time, or go for a short drive.
You should also not to compromise on your medical responsibilities towards any of your dogs. Make sure you take them for regular vet visits for an overall check-up. Remember, a vet visit is not cheap! Thus, you should get your dogs insured so that you can receive financial aid in cases of a medical emergency.
Allot different utensils for each dog
Dogs can get defensive or aggressive over food. Thus, it is best if you keep their utensils separate and divide their meals into each of their utensils. This avoids the chance of your dogs fighting over food and harming each other. Introduce each of them to their own utensils.
It is also better if you place the utensils in separate corners of your room so that the chances of any fight are reduced. However, remember to serve them a similar diet so that they do not feel left out.
Separating utensils are also important for the health and safety of your dogs. Suppose one of your dogs suffers from any infectious disease, sharing the same utensils might infect the other dog too. You would certainly not want that!