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    DefaultShould I let them play??

    Ok, So ZsaZsa's Victorian collar (We called satelite dish) came off today. All of the stitches are out. It is looking better And ZsaZsa is happy jolly (and pushy) her puppy self again. She is so happy that satelite dish is off her head, she is jumping around in joy.
    I am really glad to see that.

    Well, since she felt so much better, she felt like playing with CoCo again.

    I am still very scared to have them "play" after seeing what damage CoCo can cause to the pup.
    CoCo is very cautious around ZsaZsa. Try not to have anything to do with her.
    She is like,
    "I got in trouble already riping your head open, don't even come close to me!!"

    Eventhough CoCo is trying to avoid ZsaZsa, ZsaZsa doesn't get it. She just want to play and
    test the water.

    I had to discipline her, make her lay on her back, belly up "submission" and tell NO!! once already because
    she tried to be aggressive towards CoCo.

    Being a puppy, she didn't really get the message and keep trying to dominate CoCo.

    They are under strict supervision when they are in the same room.
    I am just so nervous... What if CoCo snaps again, or the play escalate to the big bite.
    Should I wait little longer for them to go back to playing together? ???

    (It's been 13days since the incident)

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    Judging by what happened last time they "played", I would not let them near each other. Not yet, anyway. Dogs can turn in a second. Puppies are very vulnerable. At least when ZsaZsa is older she will have some change of defending herself should a fight break out.

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    Do not let ZsaZsa play with CoCo if CoCo makes it clear that she is avoiding her. I would keep ZsaZsa behind a baby gate away from CoCo where she can be seen so CoCo gets accustomed to having her around yet not be bothered by a frisky, annoying puppy. If you are in the same room with both of them, keep ZsaZsa on a leash so you can let CoCo get away from her. Remember to show more attention to CoCo than to ZsaZsa. Gradually let them together, supervised, when ZsaZsa is older (~5 month).
    Usually older dogs welcome puppies into the family, but sometimes a dog may not appreciate the antics of a puppy. When I brought puppy Mitzi home to my precious Kasa, who was 9YO at the time, Kasa made it clear that she did not want the little rascal near her. (showed teeth, but I trusted Kasa 100% that she would not hurt Mitzi.) By the time Mitzi was 5 month old, Kasa was playing with her and they were good buddies.

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    Thank you Trickster-
    They have been in a same room when I am around, but no toys or food when they are together. This morning, My husband wasn't watching them, and CoCo lunged at ZsaZsa, scared a daylight out of her, so now ZsaZsa is back to her
    "I am so scared, I will be quite..." puppy self. Now she is really careful around Coco, she doesn't want to be in the same room with her...

    Thank you mitziandjudysmom-
    ZsaZsa will be 5 month later this month, but she is still Little to fight back on her own, so I should wait bit longer for "happy reunion"...
    I am trying to give high value chew bones and stuff for CoCo (out of ZsaZsa's sight), I am not sure if CoCo is feeling special just yet. I think she is still jealous about puppy around, and she is not the "only princess"

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    This is so sad to me. Your older dog "ripped open" a four month old puppy's head and you are still allowing them to have contact. The dog has once again lunged at the puppy so that she's back to her "I am so scared, I will be quite...puppy self". NO dog should have to live like that. Either seperate the dogs so that this (or something worse) doesn't happen again, or please rehome this puppy. This is of course, just my opinion.

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    I'd have to consult a professional. I've never experienced anything like this but I'm inclined to say they shouldn't be together. I've had many fosters and Autumn has "corrected" a few pups but never agressively or to the point of drawing blood or even to the point where I felt I had to step in.

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    JacksAndLabs >
    I hired behaiviour specialist. According to her, under strick supervision, I should entroduce them again, slowly. When puppy is calm, I let her in the family room with CoCo. My house is sectioned off, so they won't encounter each other otherwise. Me and my husband might go separate way (which I will be happy when and if that happens.) and we might take one dog each.

    deneen>
    Yes, I did hired behaiviour specialist. CoCo had a problem with other dog we had. And we made a mistake of not socializing CoCo much when she was growing up..

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    DefaultRe: Should I let them play??

    Good luck with that. Must be hard to have them both inthe same house and not able to play. Hopefully they will get use to each other soon. Please let us know how it works out.

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