Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NW Burbs of Chitown
how to teach be nice to puppy
I have an 8.5 year old female, just got puppy who is now 13 weeks old. Have had Jackson now for 2 weeks. Have had Codi for 8. 5 years basically.. Today Codi was playing a little rough with puppy, and made him cry couple times. She doesn't realize just how big and powerful she really is. She is like that with little kids too, she loves them, plays with them, but doesnt realize she is stepping on them and hurting them.
At our GSD club, the trainers said to basically let them play and work out their own stuff-however I don't want puppy to end up afraid of Codi. And tonight Jackson is a little reluctant to come around Codi now. They been playing fine up until today. Puppy usually initiates the play, but will submit immediately, but they still bite and play. Codi just gets a little rough.
Any suggestions? I don't let them play without one of us right there, but puppy can't run the run without Codi running and tackling him. Just some guidance and sugggestions would be nice...
Codi-May 14, 2002 female GSD
Jackson-May 15, 2010 male GSD
Memphis-Aug 3, 2011 male kitty