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Don't worry Jen. I started out with one hav and now I have four. Each one is a adjustment. It took Reece 2 weeks to have anything to do with Preston, then it took him 6 months before he would even let Nigel go around him. He wouldn't be mean, he would just walk away. He now plays with both of them and they are all friends.
Preston was more accepting of Nigel, and now I have added a puppy two weeks ago. So far he has been the most accepted. But he doesn't chase the others around bitting at their ankles, like the others did. Nigel played with him first and it took Preston almost a week, Reece doesn't walk away when Simon comes up to him.
So hang in there and if you see Summer snapping at Sammy I would let her know that is not okay with you. Be sure to pet Summer first. I hold the newcomer in my lap on the floor and call the others over and pet them, not the puppy. But I believe from my experience that her behavior is perfectly normal and she will come around.
Peace, Love & Havanese