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worried advice please for scooby

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by tortoiselady, May 16, 2010.


  1. tortoiselady

    tortoiselady PetForums Member

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    hi scooby is doing really well and the puppys are all doing well . its alfie my 5 month old boy puppy is due home on wednesday nite and i dont know how scooby will react towards him she disliked him in the last 2 weeks before the puppys came , she snapped at him a few times. some one told me scooby could kill her puppys if she felt threatened by him , what do you think i should do :confused: thanks in advance:)
     
  2. Shamen

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    i wouldnt let Alfie in the same room as her and the puppies, you need to keep stress to a minimum for her:)
     
  3. shazalhasa

    shazalhasa PetForums VIP

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    When Coco had her babies, we kept her and babies in the living room and the two boys were kept in the kitchen for the first week or so. We have french doors in living room and used to let Coco into the garden through these, the boys used the back door and they were given separate toilet times.

    We waited for Coco to show us that she was comfortable with the boys before introducing them back into the living room. When she started going to the baby gate to greet them, we knew that would be the time to slowly bring them in.

    Off hand, I can't remember whether she was in with her babies or out in the room the first time we let the boys back in for a little sniff but I do know that it was only a 5 minute visit for them to get to know each other again before we put them back behind the baby gate. We built on this until the boys were allowed free roam of the house again.

    It's always safer to do things in baby steps rather than just throwing them in at the deep end so to speak.
     
  4. jardine

    jardine PetForums Member

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    When my jess had her puppies we kept her in the lounge and the others were kept in the kitchen dinner, we didnt introduce them all till the pups were about 5 weeks old, jess still socialised with the others and it worked out well.
    Good luck i know how worried i was but all my other dogs stayed here with us when jess had her pups, so they all knew something was going on.
     
  5. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    When storm was having her pups we kept the others in the kitchen but they wouldnt settle and it was upsetting storm so we let them in and they all just laid around and watched, Storm was fine with them all being around which i think was nice and goes to show how comfortable they all are together
     
  6. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    I would separate the two of them, dont let the other dog anywhere near Scooby and her puppies she will feel threatened. Take them out for toilet duties at different times, when the puppy's are about 4 weeks old then you can try and let the other dog take a sniff and a look at the babies while Scooby is out the back, but not for too long. If they really dont get on then you may have to separate them both for as long as you have the puppies with you. or you could set up an area that the other dog can see Scooby and her puppiesfrom a distance but cant get to them, Scooby may get used to seeing the other dog around and know that her babies are safe.
    I didnt let any of my dogs in the same room as Teigan until the puppies were 4 weeks old and then I only let one at a time in to sniff around, Teigan was in the pen with the puppies and once the dogs got close she started to growl and warn them, so we took them back out again, the following day we brought Milo in again and walked him to Just Before the spot where she warned him, and she watched Milo but didnt growl, same with the others, so we knew there was a safe distance that Teigan would allow them to come in but NO closer.
     
  7. tortoiselady

    tortoiselady PetForums Member

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    thanks for replys , scooby seams happy now she knows alfies not coming near the puppys , my partner and i took both scooby and alfie for a very short walk round the block and they were both fine ,puppys are doing great i cant keep my eyes off them they are beautifull , scooby is feeding them and eating lots and lots , will post some pics up at the weekend :)
     
  8. Shamen

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    i really wouldnt take her out of the garden if i were you, she could pick anything up and pass it on to the pups, their immune system is very under developed at this age.
     
  9. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    Thats what I had to do. Mum was vicious to all my other dogs when the pups arrived. I kept them in the same room as me all the time pups in playpen and mum popping in and out with them when needs be :)
     
  10. mitch4

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    agree 100% here

    glad scoobys doing well with her pups :thumbup:
     
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