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    franklinlabs is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultGreetings from Franklin, VA

    Hello all,
    I am a first time poster here. My wife and I have 2 chocolate labs. One is a 3 year old girl named Mocha. The other is a 10 week old boy named Java, aka the Tiny Terror.

    I have been searching for a place to talk with other Lab owners about older dogs with young pups. Mocha is having trouble adapting to the high-energy pup. I read several articles on the net about introducing new pups to existing dogs and those tips have helped. We are just worried that they will never be pals and that our happy home will be disturbed with doggie quarrels.

    Where would be the best place to post questions about this and have there been lots of past posts about this that you could point us to? Thanks for any help and we are glad to be here!
    Chris and Amber

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Greetings and welcome to the forum from Barrie Ontario. We introduced a new puppy to our 5 year old lab. Things were dicey for a bit but they soon figured it out.

    We made sure the older dog new his place. He was fed first, given treats first, leashe up first. etc...

    Also maybe make sure your older dog gets plenty of away time from the puppy. All that jumping and nipping take their toll.

    My 2 are now fast friends, but yes it took some time. Best of luck

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Thanks for your reply. I am glad to hear from others that have gone through this too ;D

    We try to keep the little nipper leashed up around the big dog to keep the biting attacks to a minimum. Mocha has done well, she just runs away. She doesn't try to hurt the little guy, just avoid him. We have been spending some private time with Mocha too so that she knows she is still number one!

    Any other tips folks?

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    No tips from me, but welcome to the forum. You might want to try the puppy and training section...
    Gary - Owned by Jake and Brody in Georgia


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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Greetings from Roanoke! I have a gracious elegant field lab, Zoe Mae , who does therapy work and was born here in Roanoke.....and then I have Zeb AKA The Mess Pot- a zany yellow English lab who was born in Augusta County, Virginia.....glad to have you.....
    Lee
    Mother of Zoe Mae and Zeb AKA The Mess Pot

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Thanks for the greetings!! I will try and post a pic of the kids later this week. ;D

    I will try the puppies section for tips too. Hopefully I'll be back with a good update in a few days.

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Welcome to you, Mocha & Java. Looking forward to pictures of your Chocolates.

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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Fergus & I welcome you to the forum Hope you'll find the answers your looking for!

    Sarah & Fergus
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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Welcome to you, Mocha and Jave.... Lots of advice to be found here!

    ~Jo & CoCo


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    DefaultRe: Greetings from Franklin, VA

    Hello and Welcome to all three of you. I look forward to seeing pictures soon.
    <br />Beau &amp; Nikko

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