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We brought Charlotte home on Friday, and Jake has been moping around, depressed and totally uninterested in her (except to lift his lip at her once when she bit his ear). She will roll over, show her belly, play bow, etc. He'll occasionally bark at her and run around - but that's only with our encouragement. Today he refuses to come into any room she is in and won't come near me :(

Advice? Experience? I've only ever had "only child" dogs. We talked to the breeder and she said it would just take time. ::sigh::
 

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Happy has taken to both Lucky and Sam right from the bat, but Happy has this very 'mommy' dog nurturing way about him. He just loves puppies!

When we brought Sam home Lucky looked at us like "YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT?!?!"

It took quite a while before she would play with him. Just give them time, your older dog will establish himself as top dog as far as the puppy is concerned and he'll tell the pup his boundries, once he's use to the puppy they'll be fast chums.

Lucky just adores Sam now, took a few weeks, but it happened!
 

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Bogey had no issues with Calli. But I made sure everytime he came around I had a little cookie for him. So maybe try that.

He'll see shes a good thing to have around. He'll adjust, promise.
 

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Jack spent 36 hours in a corner moping when we brought Ben home. But Ben was older (6 mos) and when he finally talked Jackson into playing it was all over...Best friends. Just give it time...especially if the pup is young.
 

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Nope. Shanny especially growls and snarls whenever I keep a puppy. In fact, I think she finally quit growling at Quinn about a week or so ago.
 

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LOL... let's see, when Ollie first came home, Henery completely ignored him. In fact, if Ollie came to sit next to him, Henery would get up, move 18" over and sit down again. Then came a week of the two brudders figuring things out and it finally took Hen to get up the gumption to tell Ollie off in no uncertain terms that they became best brudders.

I'd say it took about 2 weeks here. Hen is pretty soft, so it did take him a while to finally tell his little black banshee of a brother off, but once that was done, it's all been good ever since. :D

It does just take time. I feel your pain, I was so wracked with guilt at first that I had somehow ruined Hen's life by bringing Ollie home but that was short-lived. ;) Hang in there, Jess!! :) I can't imagine not having the two of them now. :)

ETA: Hen was 5.5 when Ollie came home, and it was only ever just me and him before that.
 

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Diesel was not standoffish really - he got a little territorial about his food and scared the crap out of Blaise in the first few days when Blaise wandered near Diesel's dish. Blaise has however respected Diesel's dish since. I do feed them in separate areas for every meal anyway.

They played pretty well together from the start - Diesel was rougher that he should have been and had to learn to be a little more gentle. Now that Blaise is closing in on 60# and he is very much able to hold his own (and more) with the big D, Diesel is looking for an escape route sometimes.

Diesel is not interested in cuddling with his little brother. If Blaise lays down next to him, D will move a bit away. Occasionally they share a bed. Often they are on opposite sides of the couch - Diesel tells him all the time "don't touch me"!!
 

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I just sent out a puppy w/ a gal who has a 4 yo female Flat Coat on Friday pm too. Her girl did try to play a bit at first, but then did this standoffish bit like "hmmm, I'm not sure I want this!". ;) Suffice to say I think the relationship gets better day by day.

My own (6) seem to already know who is staying, if that's possible! I still have 4 puppies here of the 8, but one is leaving tonite, one possibly tomorrow and the other girl on Weds am. I'm lucky to have a 6 mo old, 2.5 yo old and 4 yo that LOVE to play w/ the babies. The 14 yo is awfully good w/ them as well. The mom and aunt are 5 yo, and keep their distance typically til pups are ~12 - 14 wks old again and better behaved, lol. :D Anne
 

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abbey let cinder pull her around by her ears and bite her cheeks with her sharp little puppy teeth. she had cinder potty trained in 2 days and they are inseparable. we are glad they got a long so well. abbey went with us to the breeders to pick her out when she was 4 weeks old.
 

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Molly wasn't thrilled when she realized Abby was staying. :D But I always put Molly's food bowl down first, Molly was released to go outside first. In time they became friends. But it is a good thing I did that because Molly is too gentle & Abby will take advantage of her. :)
 

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Thanks everyone, I feel much better :)

Jake came into the living room tonight and John and I took turns playing with them both. He even sniffed her a few times voluntarily with his tail wagging and was handsomely rewarded for being gentle. She on the other hand wants to play so badly!
 

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It took a bit for Tal to warm up to Barney. When I went to Wichita to pick Barney up at the airport, I took Tal with me. When I out Barney in the car, Tal looks at me like who is this little brat?? It took him a minute to realize that Barney was coming home with us. Tal pouted all the way home (a 2 hour drive). I opened Barney's crate door, and Tal just ignored him. Tal wouldn't even look at me except once, and it was like this glaring look! lol.

Once we got home, I just let them work it out. At first, Tal wanted nothing to do with Barney, and he (Barney) wanted to cling to me. I kept my distance because I knew they needed to learn to like eachother. Now they are best buds for life! :)

Like Georgie, I fed Tal first, plus I showed affection to Barney too to let Tal know he was ok. And I made sure Tal and I had some one on one time still.
 

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Rhys is very nurturing so it never phases him to have one more, or two more here...heck when we had 9 more, he was a total earth mother.

Ruby doesn`t care really. She does not seem to like or dislike the littles, she loved her babies, but when other pups come over to stay a week or two, she plays with and corrects them.

Gin hasn`t had the experience just yet, but I am sure that she will want to play, regardless of how old she is!
 

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NOPE!
But it did not take long. Lily first met Rhumba when Rhum was about 7.5 or 8 weeks. I was not bringing her home because we were headed out to a dog show. But Lily got to see Roo for a couple days. Not only did she not want anything to do with her but she wanted NOTHING to do with the entire litter! She would run away, growl, hide LOL
We came back from the trip. Same thing. HATED ROO. Loaded Roo and Lil in the van, drove home, opened up the door and let lily out. Carried Roo to the back yard and put her down and Lily was showing her off and playing with her to my husband like they had been best friends!!! WTH!!!! So I guess all it took was a 4 hour ride home to soften her up????
 

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Rudder and Scupper hit if off right away - both females, same mom - differrent dads and they are 11 months apart in age. They are inseperable and are best buds!
 

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Jasper puts up with Dylan which is surprising as Dylan is like a growth on Jasper's neck most of the time !

Jasper cries when Dylan hurts him and it's been like that since day one ( nine months ago )

Very occasionally I catch Jasper giving his face a lick when he is dozing so it's not all bad !

BTW - yes I'm blue in the face from saying Dylan NO !
 

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I am going to need to see pictures of Charlotte before responding. ;) Kidding (but I still totally need to see pics of the baby!:))

My guys were pretty put out when we brought Piper home. She confused them--she was waaayyy too unpredictable for them! (She still is...LOL) We were particularly worried about the Piper-Murphy paradigm. Murph is just not all that into other dogs. Particularly dogs who invade his space--which Piper continually was doing.

But, things quickly changed. Jake will soon learn that it is 'ok' for him to correct Charlotte--put her in her place. Maybe he is worried that you will scold him if he does.

For what it's worth, Piper and Murphy are now the best of friends. They share a relationship that is completely different from what Murph and Riley do. He literally dotes on her.

It will get better. Give Jake some time...and encouragement :)
 

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jake will come around :) i say give him time and let him move at his own pace. lots of praise and rewards for being nice around the puppy is a good idea, too. looking forward to pics, so post them soon, ok?
 

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Jess, I didn't know you were getting another pup! Or maybe I did, but forgot. :eek: Anyway, congratulations! Pics please?

Yep, Tucker was pissed when Frankie first got here. It took a couple of weeks for him to really warm up to him and then actually start playing with him. :)
 
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