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Old 04-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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Default Need advice

Gracie is going to meet my mom and dad's new puppy today. Gracie is 6 she has played well with my parent's last dog Angel. But in that relationship Angel was the adult and Gracie was the puppy. Gracie has met other dogs but never played with them (besides Angel) She has been good as long as we were away from home. At home she doesn't like other dogs and wouldn't even tolerate Angel in our home (to be fair to Gracie I think she would have if we would have thought to do it when she was a puppy) The problem is Gracie sees my parents house as hers also. The last puppy (a neighbor's) that she met there she did ok. I had on leash and she met lowered her body to the ground but then each time I let her near she nipped him on the ear. She did it easy and didn't draw blood.But is that normal? I figur she was telling him" this is my house."

I figured the best way for this puppy is to meet 1st in a neutral area so it's not what she sees as "hers" on the leash. Then if that goes ok the next meeting can be at my mom's house. But keep a gate between them until we see how it goes.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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