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02-26-2014 09:56 PM
mydogs Let them figure it out. I have 5 dogs bringing my pup home was hard on my Great Dane. Now they get along great. They all get along. Just watch the first few weeks you can tell if something isn't right. Rough play sounds worst than a dog fight. It's 24/7 supervision I won't stress that enough. I was like a hawk for a month straight worried about my Dane. Esp when he was lying on floor and puppy running around. Now they play he jumps on my Dane and all is good.


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02-26-2014 01:38 AM
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02-25-2014 12:46 AM
coulter
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I think it totally depends on how roughly Sage plays with Ryker, and how much of pain in the butt Ryker is with Sage. I let my puppy have free access to DH's AmBull when he was 8 weeks old, but I'd redirect him when he started treating her like a toy. On the other hand, I didn't let that same pup off his leash when he was around my neighbor's 8 week old puppy, when he was around a year old. They played, but I did control how much. I waited until that puppy was 16 weeks old before they played off leash. My pup was just too rough to play with such a baby puppy. Good luck, your home sounds like a fun place to be!
Sage in my opinion plays very well with him, she looks and acts big but she is very gentle with him with her mouth.
I am going to try and post a video of them playing together, do any of you know the easiest way to post a video on here?
That way you guys can watch and see what your opinion is.
02-24-2014 11:48 AM
Blanketback I think it totally depends on how roughly Sage plays with Ryker, and how much of pain in the butt Ryker is with Sage. I let my puppy have free access to DH's AmBull when he was 8 weeks old, but I'd redirect him when he started treating her like a toy. On the other hand, I didn't let that same pup off his leash when he was around my neighbor's 8 week old puppy, when he was around a year old. They played, but I did control how much. I waited until that puppy was 16 weeks old before they played off leash. My pup was just too rough to play with such a baby puppy. Good luck, your home sounds like a fun place to be!
02-24-2014 07:59 AM
Baillif For clarification I don't advocate isolation from other dogs. Exposure is fine meeting not so much. Puppies can interact directly with other puppies of roughly the same size with a referee, but delay interaction with older dogs till the puppies are closer to teething age.
02-24-2014 02:33 AM
boomer11
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In fact Midnite still tries eating the puppy. He isn't hurting him, but that is how they play.

hahahha awesome picture. thats how my gsd plays too. i've recently been fostering this chihuahua pup and if i let them play long enough, the chihuahua is covered in saliva.
02-24-2014 02:27 AM
shepherdmom
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Yes I too was very confused by some of the earlier posts. But it seemed that most people would agree to put the pup right in with the adult which is what I've done. They have done great so far. But I'm always watching!
Just a theory but I think the difference in posts are those of us who have large packs and know our pack well say put the pup right in. Because we know how our dogs react with other dogs.... vrs those with maybe a smaller pack who might not know how their dogs will react. I find that the problems with a new pup more often happen when that pup turns teenager and loses his puppy licence. That is when you really have to be diligent.
02-24-2014 01:56 AM
llombardo In fact Midnite still tries eating the puppy. He isn't hurting him, but that is how they play.

02-24-2014 01:50 AM
llombardo He doesn't need to meet other dogs. The exposure of other dogs is what your looking for. Obedience class, walking through the park,etc. by all means if you know someone with a stable dog, that is different then strange dogs.
02-24-2014 01:47 AM
coulter Thank you everyone for the replies!! Keep them coming I'm trying to learn as much as possible.
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