Thanks for sharing your experience. It helped put my family at ease. For a while we were really worried that our happy home with a dog had changed to an unhappy happy home with two dogs! The first 48 hours were rough. But, I am happy to say the situation has improved. It is not 100% better, but we are hopeful. I think we may just have a very vocal puppy who still isnt sure about our other dog and his surroundings quite yet. We are going to meet with a trainer for a private lesson later this week who helped train our other dog. We are all going to go and see if the trainer can teach us how to alter the behavior/reassure us about what is and is not normal. All and all, we are very hopeful that they will be snuggling in no time.
HANG IN THERE!! We were in your same position just a month ago. Our 2 yr. old doodle did not like our new 12 wk. doodle puppy! Days 1 -3 were miserable & we wondered if we had made a big mistake, but ... more