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Old 12-24-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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New puppy!
Well, I'd show you all a picture, but it's not letting me attatch it! Little guy came home last night. He's just precious but my older dog is not happy at all. Diesel - my older guy who is 5 - has been growling whenever the pup comes near him. Diesel has never shown overly aggressive behaviour, he likes to be friends with everyone, humans and other dogs of all sizes. I know it's only been one night, but I don't want there to be problems between them, I want them to be buddies! Any advice to help them adjust? thanks!
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Give them time. Diesel is just establishing who's boss, I'd imagine.

Give him tons of attention and praise. He should come around.

I'm sure we'd all love to see a picture if you can get one up! Who doesn't "awww" at a puppy pic?
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Thanks Ingrid. I've been cruising around the net all morning and found some good articles. I know they need time...I'm such a worrywart! Merry Christmas!
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Some dogs really do just need time. My brother and sil got a puppy about a year ago. They promptly brought him over to meet my dog, Bentley. Bentley is the sweetest most gentle dog but was growling at the puppy the first day. By the end of the long weekend they were here the puppy knew this is Bentley's house and Bentley knew the puppy wasn't trying to take his place. Both dogs were happy. I agree with Ingrid, Diesel is letting the puppy know he is on his turf. Taking them on walks together is a good bonding activity.

ETA I hit submit too soon! Congrats on the new puppy!!! Can't wait to see pictures! What is his name?
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We think his name is Dozer altho Mojo and Comet are still in the running. Our son gets to decide.
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Congrats on the new pupster! What breed is he?

If you can, keep them in separate rooms for a few days and let them sniff each other through the door. Wrap the puppy up in a blanket or one of your shirts and then let the other dog sniff it so he can get used to the new guy's smell. He just needs a bit of time.
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Here he is and he has officially been named Dozer. He's a Lab like Diesel
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Awww, how precious is that. I wish I had been able to see my lab as a puppy. She showed up in our backyard when she was about 9 months old.
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Diesel id doing a little better today. He isn't being aggressive, just plowing over Dozer for attention!
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