Hi, I'm a newbie. We just recently lost our beautiful 8yo boy dog to cancer and we are left with his 8yo best buddy (girl). Against my wishes, husband bought home a puppy. Normally our girl is ok with other dogs, not overly friendly but not aggressive. She is well trained and know's her place in our home.
We have had pup for 4 days, he's 6 weeks old (abandoned) and most of the time our girl ignores the pup and walks away from him. If the pup gets too close, girl snaps, snarls and growls.
We have sectioned off part of our yard for the pup so he is safe but I am worried that her aggression towards him will make him aggressive. I realise its only 4 days but in that time the pup has now taken to giving a quick bark at our girl when she walks away from him, luckily she is ignoring this behaviour atm. Is my worrying warranted and does anyone have any other ideas (other than re-homing the pup).