Hello Everyone. I am new to forum and this is my first post. I wanted to ask you, the experts and experienced ones, to see if any of you have had the problem I am having. We got our black lab puppy at 7 weeks and now he is 5 months and hasnt stopped his biting/nipping/mouthing at my 7 yr old yellow. I have showed videos to vets and they have said over and over that the older one will put puppy in place if it gets to be too much. I am nervous however that the puppy will think this is alright behavior at the dog park. My older lab seems to have a high toleration for his baby 'brother"
Both are male. Should i continue to do nothing and let the puppy keep biting all over the older one. There is never growling during this"play" and the older lab always lays on back mouthing back very lightly.
Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
This is very normal behavior. Do nothing. Don't be surprised if older brother "protects" his puppy from other dogs. When Bruno was a pup, older Judy would not let Duke near him until Bruno was big. Keep an eye on him with other dogs who may not be as tolerant as his brother. Also, be sure he does not get mouthy with people.
I agree with above. Totally normal puppy bitey-face behavior!!!
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Our room mate (who has now moved out) brought home a puppy last month. She mouthed, bit and annoyed my two. They out her in her place with no need for us to intervene. The older ones know their limits and are able to tell off the puppy much better than we are able to. They would play bitey face with her and if she bit too hard or pounced on stomachs, she would get told.
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I would monitor it and if the older one gets too put out they will usually do something about it. If it gets to the point that the older lab is actually getting hurt a bit I would put a stop to it. You are the alpha in the pack and it's alright to let one dog know it's place in the pack with a rebuke.