Recently, dog mom Rachel Givens and
dog dad Collin Hughes decided that they wanted to
add a second pup to their growing furry family.
However, before they could do that,
they had to prepare their firstborn, a bulldog
named Shug, for the new addition.
For six weeks, Givens and Hughes trained
Shug to run to his new bulldog stuffed animal
every time they asked where Bruce was.
Bruce is both the name of the stuffed animal
and the name of Shug’s new baby brother.
When Shug and the real Bruce finally met, Shug was
beyond excited to hang out with his little brother.
At one point during their first interaction,
he even went to check on his Bruce statue
just to make sure that it was still there.
According to the video, Shug and
Bruce are now “inseparable”.
People in the comments were impressed
by Givens and Hughes’ preparation tactic.
“And that’s on good pupper
parenting!” one person said.
“I have NEVER seen such a unique and [effective]
way of introducing a new dog,” another said