Quick Answer: Will My Dog Ever Get Used To The New Puppy?

Usually, older dogs will accept a younger dog or puppy.

But you need to take the time and follow the proper steps to introduce a puppy.

While you work to help the second dog adjust, you don’t want to make the older dog feel depressed or jealous that he’s being replaced.

How long does it take for a dog to get used to a new puppy?

After about three weeks, some play between the adults and the puppy begins, although with two of our three dogs it takes maybe four or five weeks before they will choose to play with the pup.

How do you get an older dog to accept a new puppy?

Getting Started

  • Separate resources for each dog, so each has their own bed, crate, food and water bowls, and toys.
  • Treats.
  • A treat bag you can wear on your belt so as to have access to treats at all times.
  • A crate for the puppy.
  • A pen or pet gates to corral the pup and provide the oldie with peace.
  • A clicker.
  • A squeaky toy.

Will my dog ever like the new puppy?

Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many dogs display behaviors that may suggest that they don’t like puppies, but things are not always how they appear. Many dog owners are concerned if they catch their dog growling or snarling at a puppy. In fact, some of them can be downright annoying, especially to older dogs.

Do dogs get jealous of new puppies?

This behavior is perfectly normal. When jealousy occurs, it is important to deal with your dog’s emotions, properly. If you change the routine and give your new puppy all of the attention, your dog will be angry and jealous of this new puppy and they may feel like they are losing their territory.

What do I do when my older dog attacks my new puppy?

  1. Keep dog intros slow. That goes for the initial meeting but also the next couple of days and weeks.
  2. Prevention.
  3. Re-direct the younger dog from your older dog.
  4. Seek out positive experiences.
  5. Calmly have both dogs sit and then give them treats.
  6. Dogs really do live in the moment.
  7. Dogs adapt.
  8. Humans need to move on too.

Will my dog hurt a new puppy?

While many dogs will welcome a new puppy with open paws, many more will growl, snap and try to get away from the puppy from the onset. However, it is VERY rare for an adult dog to hurt a puppy. Be patient, because sometimes it will take time for both dogs to relax.

Should I let my older dog growl at my puppy?

The older dog may growl, especially if the pup is too rambunctious, but if he shows no other aggressive signs, you can let him off the leash. Continue to supervise their interactions until you are confident that they’re getting along and no one is in danger of being bit.

Will an older dog kill a puppy?

But some dogs are not “normal” in this way and will even kill puppies. More commonly, an adult dog may avoid the puppy for a few days.

How long does it take for an older dog to accept a new puppy?

After about three weeks, some play between the adults and the puppy begins, although with two of our three dogs it takes maybe four or five weeks before they will choose to play with the pup.

Why does my older dog growl at my new puppy?

Because puppies have immature communication skills, they frequently miss the more subtle signals your older dog shows, and the dog may need to resort to growling. Resist the urge to correct your dog for growling. Growling may be what the puppy needs in order to recognize that the dog doesn’t want to interact.

Can my new puppy sleep with my other dog?

Avoid giving into temptation and allowing your new pup to sleep on your bed, even on the first night with your new puppy. If you already have other dogs in the house, then placing your puppy’s crate alongside their sleeping area will give your new pup some reassuring company.