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Discussion in 'Dog Behaviour and Training' started by jasmine123, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. jasmine123

    jasmine123 New Member Registered

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    need help l, urgent, me and my family adopted a dog yesterday, all was fine in the meeting but after bringing them home our first dog harley (9month)is snapping at the new dog boss (4) for touching her toys and has scratched his face. what should we do. dont want to have to send boss back and we dont want either of them to get hurt
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Others with more experience will give you more info but for now I would keep them separate in the house when you are not there to supervise and when you are there have them on house leads to keep better control. Lift toys (and anything else that could be seen as high value like beds and especially food) so these don't create a source of conflict.
     
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    When ever we have introduced a new dog we have done a lot of walking and playing on neutral ground first. Only bringing them into the house when they were relaxed and happy in each others company.
    As @JoanneF says try taking the toys away for now so that there are less confilct points and house leads are a very good idea.
    Try to get them out onto neutral ground as often as possible walk them together and let them get used to each other without the territorial element creeping in.
     
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