So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a bitter sweet situation. Congratulations on your new family members though. Your dob will probably mother the puppy but you will have to be the leader and insist that play is gentle. Dobs do get boisterous esp. with their front feet. Your new Italian Spinone will, in a short time, catch up in size. Your constant reminder to be gentle and praise when she is being doscile around the new pup should do the trick. I would sug. that you keep the new puppy away from the Dob for a few days. It is not unusual to restrict a new puppies area until "pottie" breaks can be extablished. Also, this will allow the Spinone to start adjusting to its new home, routine and owner(s). In the mean time the puppy smell will be on you and in the home and your dob will get familiar to his smell before a formal intro. is done. They will be great friends in no time after respect has been established. Good Luck and Cong.
Answered by Anonymous - 9/17/2012 12:23:06 PM