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New Puppy Growls at Older Havanese
Hello: I'm new to the forum and am grateful for all the expertise contained within. We have a wonderful Havanese who is almost two years old, a female. We just added a 10 week-old-puppy (Havanese), a male. Adorable. The older female is adjusting well and is entirely accommodating of the puppy. Occasionally the puppy will give a little growl to the older dog -- usually it is in response to the older dog coming into the puppy's space. That is, puppy is sitting on my lap and the older female wants to snuggle too, or the puppy is in his crate and the older dog approaches. The female is also entirely tolerant of the puppy coming into her space when she's eating or drinking water, sleeping, etc. Is this all normal? Is it possible the puppy is attempting to demonstrate dominance? Or, is it simply that the puppy is trying to figure out its new environment and is fearful, thus the growl. Other possibilities? Many thanks for any insight.