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My Schnoodle Won't Play with my Hav puppy


Question: Was your older dog jealous of the new addition?

My 4-year old schnoodle Teddy completely ignores our new Havanese baby Yogi. He's not agressive or anything towards him, he just pretends like he's not even there! Teddy even will move out of the way or hand over the toy he's chewing when Yogi comes near. And Yogi loooooves Teddy and follows him everywhere!

I feel kinda bad for Yogi..... he just wants Teddy to like him..
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Your puppy is adorable! How long ago did you add him to the household? If your Teddy has been an only pet up until now, he is likely a bit jealous. As long as he isn't being aggressive towards Yogi, I'd be a bit inclined to just let them work it out on their own. Just keep a close eye out for any bullying....but they will likely establish their pack order on their own.

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Yogi is precious! What a beautiful face.

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Actually, from what I've heard from some folks the ignoring thing is actually a positive way of dogs interacting. I'm sure they will figure out their relationship. I think you'll want to take time out to spend time with each dog individually so that their biggest bond is with you.
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I haven't had this personally to deal with, but my friend's dog takes about a month to warm up to the new puppies, He's had 3 more dogs come along and does the whole 'ignoring' thing for a few weeks and then warms up. I think it just takes some time with some dogs.

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There's nothing unusual about it. It just takes time for the older family member to get used to the intruder. It happened it my family too. Didn't take too long to work out the hierarchy.

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The same thing happened with my mom's two tzu's-when my mom brought home puppy Maddi, 8 yo Fannie Mae completely ignored her for about a week. It was humorous to see how very miffed she was. Her expression was priceless-like how dare they do this! Then it ended, and they are fine with each other.

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If the new puppy has not been with you for long - it is totally normal.
6 years ago I got my first Havanese. in the next 3 years I added two more puppies. Lily, my oldest took a long while to "accept" the puppies. Now that I foster for HRI, I bring a new dog into the house several times a year, all three of mine ignore the new dog for a few days to weeks. They all do eventually work out who is the Alpha. You may find that they never become "best friends" - it may just be their personalities. As long as they are not aggressive with each other, it will come with time.
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You know, it was really funny when I brought Murray home. Chica was all excited that she finally had someone other than the cats to play with and was all over him, trying to get him to play with her. Murray just wanted her to go away and that lasted for about the first week. Now they play together more and Murray will even seek her out sometimes for a romp...they are still working out the hierarchy thing, but I think Murray is going to come out top dog.

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I was told not expect much play from the adult dog until the puppy was at least 4/5 months old. It's kind of like the elephant and the mouse. Your schnoodle can't be bothered with a biting, bouncy puppy. But the fact that he is handing over a toy says to me that he is addressing the puppy. Jasper would have nothing to do with Cash when he first came home until Cash got a little bigger and was taught some teeth manors. Cash would steal all of Jasper's treats, and toys and chews and Jasper just walked away and let him do it.) But I knew Jasper cared about Cash when we had a Cable guy come to the house and Jasper puffed himself up to what appeared twice his size and stood in front of baby Cash's X-pen and growled and barked protecting his new charge. (little did I know at the time that was the beginning of unwanted behavior. But really cute at the time)

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