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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Introducing 2nd dog

What is normal behaviour for dogs when introducing a new pup. The new pup is very excited and wants to play with our existing hav (18months) but she doesn't want anything to do with the pupppy (3 months) and even growls at him when he gets close. Is this normal behaviour? We are certainly tying to not ignore the older dog and including her in all the play and cuddles.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 09:32 PM
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there is no normal behavior.... all dogs different. I would be respectful of your older dog and go with it that way. If she growls, I would not push it. Give it time and they will probably be good friends, but it will not happen over night, it will take time.
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Thank you for that - I was starting to get a little worried that they wouldn't get along.

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What is happening can be normal. Watch them carefully, but let your older Havanese be the boss and teach the puppy what her limits are. She is telling the puppy to back off, I don't want to play with you right now. Give them each one on one time and try like you are to encourage play with you and the puppy. Take is slow and don't expect instant bonding, some take longer then others, just be consistent, as you should be with all training.
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