Pet parents prepare dog for new furry sibling with stuffed animal

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