Making one happy family
Hi, we just bought last weekend a female 15 week old German Shephard puppy. We already have a Mix. He is German Shephard, Rot and Doberman. We also have a female 5 lb Yorkie Terrier. Our Mix is about 5 years old and an outside dog. Our Yorkie is a little over 2 years old and an inside dog. We are making progress with the puppy and the mix, but need suggestions on working with the puppy and the Yorkie. The Yorkie and Mix do very well together. We can take her outside with the mix and they will chase balls together and "hang out". The puppy is a puppy and when she see's the Yorkie, she wants to play with her. The puppy runs toward her (excited) and scares her. We have started putting the puppy on a leash when the Yorkie comes out and trying to work on getting them calm around each other. The puppy will try to paw her in a playing manner and then we are back to an unhappy Yorkie. The Yorkie will also go "hang out" with the mix and want to play with the ball together, but then the puppy is on the leash and wants to be a part of it too. So I know it will not happen overnight, but am looking fo ideas to get back to one happy family. I'd like for the Yorkie to be able to come out to play, but is not scared of the puppy and I dont have to worry the puppy is going to hit her with a paw and hurt her on accident. Any training ideas?