I have been having some problems with my two older labradors adjusting to our new puppy alfie. Both of the labradors are good natured and well mannered dogs. Jake who is twelve is and always has been very submissive to other dogs but always up for a game after initial introductions. Maisie, his half sister who is 11 is the more dominant of the two but has always played nicely with other dogs with the occasional growl if games have gone to far. Up until this point, I have never had any serious behavioural issues with either of the dogs. My problem is, both of them seem to loath Alfie, our new stafford puppy. Jake avoids him like the plague and refuses point blank to go anywhere near him. Maisie more worryingly snarls at him when he gets to close to her and on two occasions has attacked him. That said, she has not hurt him and on both occasions she could have done if she meant too. Alfie is very good in that he does not plague the older dogs at all. He is obviously interested in them, and would love a game, but he seems to understand that they don't like him. He has never retaliated to Maisie, he just runs away. We have not forced any contact with the dogs and allow the labradors plenty of space from the puppy. We have also made sure they have had plenty of fuss and treats so as not to feel left out. I am concerned that Maisies attitude could cause Alfie to fear other dogs, and being a Stafford, that would not be a good thing! He is only 8 weeks old so is unable to go to puppy classes yet or socialise with other more friendly dogs. If anyone can offer any advice I really would be most gratefull.