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    Thanks DH

    I only just noticed your post!

    Edit - sorry for bumping guys
    Last edited by Loren; 11-18-2009 at 12:08 AM.

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    Loved your post Deerhound, reminded me of when I bought home an 8wk old Gordon and introduced her to my 11yo (a young 11) Kelpie. Whenever we were about she would ignore her and tolerate her puppy play like the old mother she was. But the day I sprung the two of them playing tug-o-war with an old towel was the day Jodie gave up the pretense and joined in the games.

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    Loved reading that story Deerhound.

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    What a cute story Deerhound
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    I have quite a lot of experiences with older dogs and owners that want to give them a "boost" by bringing in a new pup. Occassionaly there is the oldie who just can't be bothered with a young imp, however, most I find do get a second lease at life when given a baby to protect and look after.

    We try to encourage the new parents to get the older dog and the pup together a few times before taking them. If logistics are OK we even send the young dog over for a couple of play dates before they are adopted.

    Best advise I can give you is to keep your dog social in its own enviroment. Get driends and family to bring their dogs with them when visiting. Watch the interaction and gage which type of dog is most interesting to yours. I.e. submissive, dominant, breed etc. You have 3 yeaars to work on this "project" which means you have the box seat to ensure your dog gets the very best in her twilight years.

    Very best of luck!
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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