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Havanese & German Shepherd Puppy Advice NEEDED

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We have a 4 year old male Havanese and a 5 month old German Shepherd puppy that we brought home at 8 weeks old in August. Our Havanese has not responded to the new pup quite like we thought he would. He seems incredibly grumpy and constantly growls and barks at her, and avoids her as often as possible. He also has started growling at our two children, which is starting to concern me a bit. Sometimes it seems like the two dogs are coexisting okay, but more often than not it seems like our Hav is not adjusting as well as we'd hoped. Any advice? Is the growling at the children and increase in overall grumpiness a concern, or will it pass as the puppy matures? Has anyone been in this situation before?

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Any time a dog growls at someone you have to be concerned. I wouldn't venture to guess why unless I could see first hand what was going on , that is the preceding conditions. I would strongly recommend having a trainer come in and see what they might recommend.
In the mean time follow these direction http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/iss...g_16163-1.html

When two dogs are involved it becomes a little more complicated and that's why i recommend you get professional help.
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