Though I'd better update as I haven't for a while.
Reggie Randy Pants is now almost as big as Dixie, but finer boned. She's coming on well and is a proper treat tramp, and I'm trying to teach her not to snatch, but she's not getting the message, lol. I still haven't fully decided about the breeding vs intro dilemma and they are still in separate cages.
She's been here well over 3 months now so at least I can be sure she didn't arrive pregnant. She's also more than happy for me to tickle her back and just above her tail through the bars.
They both chatter through the bars and she follows Dixie around, except a mealtimes, lol.
Savvy . . . am I missing something? I thought you only had Reggie and Dixie? Though I remember you looking at some younger ones . . . I think. ROFL! I'm afraid the last two months of stresses have messed with my brain a bit.
As for which cage . . . have they met face to face at all? Maybe have some face to face meets somewhere that is not their cages, and which works for you? Do you have a very large plastic storage container that you could use, that could rest on a table or somewhere that wouldn't stress your back like the bathtub would?
1 Bichon/Shi-t-zu Ollie (b'gollie), 1 Standard poodle, Indie
I do only have Reggie and Dixie, but as Reggie is a girl and Dixie a boy, I'm planning for future pups. I have a play pen they will meet in for intros etc which isn't the problem, it's going to take time to get the cage rebuild done and at 4 years old Dixie's cage is starting to show signs of needing to be repaired/replaced in the very near future.
I've been swapping substrate and toys for a while now with positive results.