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puppy socialisation - is this normal? (plus pics)

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by y2klovebug, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. y2klovebug

    y2klovebug PetForums Junior

    May 24, 2010
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    Hi, so my vet said that it was a good idea to socialise my puppy (goldie) with my mums puppy (cocker spaniel) when they had both had their 1st jab and he had checked them both over as otherwise they lose alot of socialisation time as they will both be spending alot of time together in the future. So mum bought her pup over today - there was alot of nipping and rough and tumble in the garden, with the cocker actually being abit more dominant then the goldie but our goldie became quite vocal, growling and yelping. We seperated them and only let then have short bursts together and kept this first meeting quite short. But basically what i want to know is, is this normal? Or what is normal for puppy socialisation? and how should i handle future meetings? I really want them to get along but having never been in this situation before i dont really know where to start. He will be going to puppy classes in a couple of weeks when he has had all his jabs so im sure that will also help and then i can get him on walks meeting adult dogs to. Any advice greatly appreciated :). Also here are some pics from the last week.


    (getting used to our first lead)


    (please mum can i get up on the sofa with you)
  2. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    I think you can look forward to lots more viscious death matches and probably a fair amount of puppy humping in the future.:thumbup:
    All normal.
  3. LostGirl

    LostGirl PetForums VIP

    Jan 16, 2009
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    awww cute!

    sounds pretty normal, mine are very vocal and they are 19months when playing, they were as pups aswell :D
  4. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Sounds perfectly normal, that is how pups play. I wouldnt seperate them unless one of them puts its tail down and does a runner. Biting, chewing, growling etc is what they do when they play.
  5. kaisa624

    kaisa624 PetForums VIP

    Mar 5, 2010
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    I agree. When Holly first met my friend's dog Mucky, there was a lot of growling from the older dog, however it settled and they just chased each other around the garden :)
  6. slbrown2108

    slbrown2108 PetForums Senior

    Sep 15, 2009
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    this is totally normal they will b demonstrating how they would have played with their litter mates they will also begin to realise when enough is enough and how far they can oush each other before its too much pups will b pups ad i think this is great for the two of them socialising. maisie is 10months and she lives with OH his mum has a lab who is nearly 3 and they have play fought since maisie was younger and they still do know even though maisie is smaller she is deffo the boss they are funny to watch aswell
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