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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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New puppy

Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time poster here.

I have a situation with a new puppy. I'll give you the sparknotes version so you can understand my dilemma easier.

  • Bringing home an 8 week old puppy (female) on May 1
  • My parents will be staying at my house for this week with their Yorkshire terrier who I'm somewhat nervous about. She has no formal training/socialization other from what I've given her on trips home. She's a heavy barker, lunged aggressively at my old roommates two (larger dogs) a few years ago to the point where I had to tether her to me while in the house, and very seldom will listen to commands, is free fed...I keep getting the "she's just a cute puppy" talk about her behavior.
My issue here: I don't want my new puppy to be traumatized by my parents yorkie but I also NEED them to learn to get along as I still take trips home two or three times a year.

What do I do?

Any advice is much appreciated!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 10:28 AM
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Try and not stress about it. With little puppies you either have to have your eyes on them, or they need to be crated. Pick up a couple of baby gates, and they can easily be separated if the Yorkie is not a fan of the puppy.
Most older dogs need a break from puppies anyway, even the ones that like them.

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