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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Have a question. Evetytime I give Max, our 7 week old puppy, something to redirect his biting onto, Scout comes right up and steals it from him. Do I let this continue or how do I curb this without Scout thinking I won't let him have anything. I will take it from Scout and then give him another toy but he wants the one I gave the puppy.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 10:20 PM
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intervene before he steals it and tell him no!! aside from that maybe I'm not sure of what you're asking? not wise to let it continue - will lead to further bullying and conflict between the two later.... besides, it's not fair to the puppy, defeats the lesson you're trying to teach him and the toys belong to you more so than either dog.

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I do intervene and tell him no or leave it in which he does for about 2 seconds and goes back for it the second I take my eye off him. He doesn't usually steal it and run. Away either. He takes it and lays right down nose to nose to with him like he wants to play. I just don't know if I let them figure out there own situation or if I intervene as I have been doing. I also don't want Scout to think I'm taking all his toys from him and just giving them to the pup. I'm thinking they will work it out hopefully but would like to refrain from future issues.
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Does Scout know the leave it command?If so enforce it.If not,teach him.He will learn quickly that bullying is not allowed.Scout doesn't want the toy,he just doesn't want the puppy to have the toy

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May I ask how old Scout is?

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How about "put scout up"?
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Does Scout know the leave it command?If so enforce it.If not,teach him.He will learn quickly that bullying is not allowed.Scout doesn't want the toy,he just doesn't want the puppy to have the toy

He does know it slightly when he wants too. It has been reinforced a lot more now and i think he is slowly getting it.
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May I ask how old Scout is?
He will be 9 months old on Tuesday. He is still just a pup himself.
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Puppy competition! Not a trained dog so you will have to work on this before you have a rivalry/ territory dispute. Give scout some loving time, play and food and or treats, then give the new puppy a toy to play with. This will help his ego and let him know he is first. Once he is attended to, do not let him take her toys and make sure there are plenty around. I think that if you give them the extra attention before treating the other pet they will chill out and be less territorial. I'm no expert but I have had very good dogs. Good luck!

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Puppy competition! Not a trained dog so you will have to work on this before you have a rivalry/ territory dispute. Give scout some loving time, play and food and or treats, then give the new puppy a toy to play with. This will help his ego and let him know he is first. Once he is attended to, do not let him take her toys and make sure there are plenty around. I think that if you give them the extra attention before treating the other pet they will chill out and be less territorial. I'm no expert but I have had very good dogs. Good luck!
Thankyou. Yes, my mission is to not have Scout feel like he is being left out. They actually all get treats together, all three of them, with Dozer getting his first, Scout second, and Max third (with the exception of Max doing his business outside, he always gets one for that). Scout really does love him, but its that "whats mine is mine and whats yours is mine" mindset. There are tons of dog toys around constantly so they definitely have enough other options. If I let Scout have it and give the puppy a new one he just takes the new one.
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