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14 mth old dog getting annoyed at bouncy pups

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Cats49 Fri 31-Dec-10 17:02:37

My bichon frise x cavalier dog is now 14 mths old and has just started to 'tell off' any bouncy pups she meets if they are jumping in her face and are all over her. She sort of does a growl and a snap. I know that adult dogs do do this sometimes to puppies to teach them how to behave (she had it done to her when she was a small pup) but I just wondered if I should tell her off or anything? Or should I just not say anything? Once the pup calms down a bit after she has snapped, she will then sometimes play chase with it (her favourite game). She has always been a very submissive dog and I was quite shocked the first time she did this as I didn't think she had it in her! She is brilliant with any sized adult dog and people. Today I said 'leave' firmly as she had snapped at this puppy twice (puppy didn't seem bothered though) and she obeyed me and was then fine with the puppy. Sorry, a rambling post. Any advice is much appeciated - I just want to make sure I do the right thing. Thanks.

midori1999 Fri 31-Dec-10 17:26:33

She is behaving normally, the pups are being rude. Ask the owner to call the puppy away if it behaves like this or to prevent it from jumping all over your dog in the first place.

Cats49 Fri 31-Dec-10 17:56:40

Oh thanks - thats good to know.

Avantia Sat 01-Jan-11 09:02:24

Puppies can be annoying to other dogs (have a 6 month lab), its all about putting pup in in its place . Will say that my pup tends to do less of it now.

JaxTellersOldLady Sat 01-Jan-11 22:02:03

my pup is 15wks old now and bounces around like a loon when in the garden with my other shepherd (her older brother) but is very respecful of other dogs when out and about.

The puppy is doing what puppies do, but that behaviour needs to be corrected by the puppy owner (imho) so that it doesnt get nipped/bitten. I think your dog is telling it off, and rightly so.

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