Help! Tips and tricks, any advice on getting my 3 yr old F dobe to accept the new 10 week old F dobe mix

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Hi! My husband and I have a 3 yr old female Dobe Kodos, great personality and loves other dogs. We just brought home yesterday a 10 week old Doberman lab mix female, Kamala. So far Kodos has been indifferent, very protective of toys. She wants almost nothing to do with Kamala. I know it's still very early and it takes time but I'm just looking for any tips or tricks to help, I don't want Kodos to resent her and I don't want to stress Kodos out. Thank you so much in advance for any and all advice! I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed! 

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Hopefully as time passes they will figure out what their relationship is to be. Right now separation if they are messing with each other and 1 is uncomfortable is a neccessity. Your older dog deserves extra love and attention so she knows that she is the most important one. Do things like training, walks and personal time separately. We have had to remove all toys unless our 2 are separated, by a closed door, because it leads to possessiveness and fights.

 

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Do things like training, walks and personal time separately. We have had to remove all toys unless our 2 are separated, by a closed door, because it leads to possessiveness and fights.

My 3 had tuna and green beans mixed in with the kibble tonight.

They watched while all that stuff got distributed amongst the bowls and could both see and smell that they had some good stuff coming...

After filling the bowls I went and washed all the dishes. In no hurry either... :) 

Every single one of them waited in their spots looking at those full bowls and nobody moved until they were given the command.

Once they did get the signal everybody went for their own individual bowls and went to town.

 

 

 

 

You do not get to a place like that by training them separately.

 

Very much agree with your 'older dog' advice.

Your older dog deserves extra love and attention so she knows that she is the most important one.

That advice helps prevents any sort of confusion between the dogs.