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Any advice on how to prevent pup from bothering our old ladies when he is bored? He seems to go a little crazy puppy when he's overtired and he'll try to entice his ancient spinster Aunts into playing. When they ignore him, he'll escalate to nipping around their faces--at which point they haul their arthritic old bodies out of their dog beds and come to me or my husband for help.
I was hoping the they would discipline him as they have our foster pups in the past but they just seem too old--14 years. I'm thinking of getting an X-pen to block off the TV room so that they can have their peace.
Of course I re direct him. He's only 9 weeks old but is very independent and has a slight tendency towards social dominance. I really don't want him to get away with being a bully so I want to curb this behavior asap.
The pitbull and the cat have already informed that he has bad manners and he respects their spaces.

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Just keep him away from them. Either tether him to your or put him in an X-pen. If your girls are too old or tired to defend themselves, it falls to you to do it for them.
 

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:):)THese 9 week oldsters are a handful. I am having similar problems, I have a 13 year old and a 9 . Ruger hasnt gotten a rise from them but did have a problem with my boxer yesterday. I think Ruger just got bored with them. I have a doggie door and he goes outside alot and roams around. He is quiet independent . I have seen today he has recovering from the incident yesterday and is slowly trying to warm up to spiike. I have a gate between the kitchen and rest of the house . I keep the big dogs in that area which makes it hard for Ruger to use the doggie door. I escort him through the kitchen . good luck. we both need iit.lol
 
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