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Older LGD picking up new puppies?

Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by Coolbreeze89, May 16, 2018.

  1. May 16, 2018
    Coolbreeze89

    Coolbreeze89 Just born

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    i have an 18 month anatolian/GP cross neutered male. I recently got 2 mastiff/GP mix male puppies, 8 weeks. The older dog seems to really like them, but sometimes tries to pick them up in his mouth and carry them. The puppy doesn’t cry, but I make him drop it. Is this a concerning behavior? I’m worried the puppy will get hurt. My older pup is a sweet boy, but still a teen and can be impulsive (and definitely doesn’t know his own strength). I’ve never had non-age-mate dogs at the same time before. TIA
     
  2. May 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    Sorry no answer yet. Wish I could help you but though I've had mixed age together, I've never experienced what you are. Hope it all works itself out for you.
     
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  3. May 19, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    Perhaps he just wants to play. I think you are doing right to discourage him.
     
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