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      Remington don't want to accept the new puppy at ALL :(

      when ruger tries to play and nip at him he get's upset and backs up and sometimes he lunges at him too his hair is up on his back, I been trying to work w them together but Remington is super jealous and super spoiled ( my fault ) w the spoiled, and Idk what to do the breeder said they would take him back but I am in Love w him he's a Great puppy super smart and is learning he only peed in his crate once day after he got home, and he's been sleeping in till 8 am w No accidents, a few in the house ( pee ) but that is normal...any suggestions?? Idk what to do, should I keep him? or Give him back, will remington ever like him I honestly don't think he will he is just a super spoiled dog and wants ALL the attention

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      I don't have an answer for you on how to get them to get along but isn't Ruger supposed to become a service dog for you at some point? If you give up on trying to get Remington to accept Ruger that would not further your efforts in the service dog arena. Sounds like he wouldn't want any other dog around. Hopefully someone will give you some good ideas, I'm thinking some of the breeders or people who have fostered a lot would be good resources as well as Ruger's breeder. You've had him for what, less than a week? Let's see if someone has some good ideas before returning him to his breeder quite so soon. Keep them separated, maybe by a baby gate where they can see each other but not get to each other. You'll have to protect Ruger from Remington's advances for right now, Ruger's too small to protect himself. Be sure to give Remington plenty of attention as well as the new puppy.

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      LOL, my dogs never had a choice. I brought the new dogs in and they were assimilated into the pack. Maddy didn't like Grace. Probably took about 2 weeks. We let them work it out until they could co-exist. But we had another dog in the house at the time too...

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      You should probably monitor when they are together and not let the new pup have free reign over the other dog. This will take time. Ensure to your older dog, that you are the alpha and you won't let the new dog invade his space. Keep the new pup on a leash while they are together so you have control over what happens.

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      I Have two Gates where I keep them seperated while inside, outside we keep close eye on rem w the baby

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      Introducing a new puppy isnt easy most of the time. I have a larger pack and when we brought home my youngest lab, my older lab and corgi absolutely hated her. They established pack order, put her in her place, got used to the change in the house and moved on. It took about 3 weeks. Most adult dogs do not like puppies even otherwise dog friendly dogs like my older girls

      Supervise at all times, make sure the older one can escape the puppy and keep the puppy on a 6ft leash so you can monitor interaction for a while. I found that outside time was the best time to allow them to spend time together.

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      Didn't you say Remington had hip dysplasia and allergies? Maybe he just doesn't feel well. Hard telling if he'll accept the new pup or not but if he was to be a service dog, is this why you purchased the new puppy (to take his place)? Just trying to make sense of it all.

      I've never had any issues bringing in dogs here, even when I fostered for Rescue, but then my dogs recognize that they aren't in the lead here (I am, well most of the time anyhow... lol). Anne

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      No first of all I am NOT using him as a Therapy Dog, Idk where that came from?!! I wanted a playmate for Remington is all!! and Thought it was a good time to try since he is only 5 1/2 yrs old when the puppy isn't messing w him, he's fine!!

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      Thank you!! I am Trying so hard, it's not easy Lol thought it would be a lot easier than this, Thank god the temps here in Pittsburgh are high 80s so we can still enjoy the Outdoors and not knock over my TV Lol as almost happened today

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      Does Remington play with other dogs outside the home? Is he dog-social?
      Some dogs do prefer being alone at home. So it's up to you if you want a second dog then you make it work knowing that maybe...maybe they won't ever be bff's. but you can find a balance.

      I'd leave them mostly seperated, other than controlled time together. There is a training protocol where in order for the jealous dog to get stuff they really like (food, treats, toys) the other dog needs to be present. the only issue is contrlling that so it is safe for everyone as it can otherwise go downhill too. I have a friend who did this and it takes time but there was great improvement. I just don't know the details of the steps.

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