|Barked: Tue May 7, '13 12:35pm PST |
|Great advice from Jewel, I agree with everything she has said. When I brought my new pup into Mika's life the same thing was happening, Mika had not been entirely used to puppies and always the only dog in the house (2 other cats tho )
And Lexus (my pup who is now about 8 months old) would back off sometimes but not often and it truly is a 'know your dog' situation, if you see your dogs have had enough, make sure you separate them. But for the most part you do need to let the older dogs deal with it themselves. I was given the same advice from the good people here at dogster and it truly worked for me, to let them go about their business but I did have to step in often at first. The dogs will get to know each other and know their limits eventually, you just need to keep an eye on things, especially at first. Baby gates are a wonderful thing. Mika jumps over them and Lexus doesn't so when Mika wants her own time she simply jumps over the gate and lays in the kitchen for a while. Also when we leave we never leave them alone together, in case it goes to far while we are not around, the pup goes in the crate and Mika has the run of the house. Good luck with your new puppy and stick to it and things will work out.
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