New puppy with 9 month old

Just looking for suggestion and tips on what I should be looking for as far as Mia and the new pup Nike getting along…so far they share toys and even food! the only problem I have see so far is when the new pup runs, Mia chases him and outs her mouth around his neck, now I don't think she cows down on him with any pressure, but it still scares me...and she hates hates hates being woken up, today he was sleeping and Mia actually came to the new pup and snuggled, well when the new pup moved she pretty much snaped and snarled. How much is normal for her to "attack/play" with him?

@Mia:

Just looking for suggestion and tips on what I should be looking for as far as Mia and the new pup Nike getting along…so far they share toys and even food! the only problem I have see so far is when the new pup runs, Mia chases him and outs her mouth around his neck, now I don't think she cows down on him with any pressure, but it still scares me...and she hates hates hates being woken up, today he was sleeping and Mia actually came to the new pup and snuggled, well when the new pup moved she pretty much snaped and snarled. How much is normal for her to "attack/play" with him?

Mouthing the neck is natural….. and the fact that she went and laid with him is a great sign, her snap/snarl is her way of "teaching" him to respect her..ggg.. like don't move when I lay next to you..... really... doesn't sound to me like anything to worry about...
I always try to warn everyone about the "noise" that comes from two... it is unbelivable.. but totally normal.... Sounds to me like they are getting along just fine.... and I would not call any of this "attack"....

Sounds normal to me 🙂

@Quercus:

Sounds normal to me 🙂

Well as normal as Basenjis can sound…:p ....

:rolleyes: It is disturbing to see them playing rough, but I can also assure you that it is completely normal. Stick is the king of it at the dog park. He's upset quite a few new dog owners there :o . At least he just uses his mouth. Sophie sounds like a (hmm, sorry for the language) Hell Bitch when she plays rough. Our rule is as long as the other dog is not in distress (squeaking, growling, or honestly trying to get away) then we leave them be. I swear over time you start to not even notice it. Good luck!

Honestly, I love watching the interaction between a pup and an adult… you see what really happens in a pack situation and the "teaching" that goes on... I find it so very interesting... And if you ever have a litter, you will see the same between Mom and the pups.. and the pups between each other...

Cheyanne does that to Aspen and Phoenix all the time It's just the Dogs way of showing who's in control. I know when i was training Phoenix and he got alittle to rough they said to put him down on his side and put my mouth over his neck like i was going to bite him but keep him in that postion for a min and he should relax it only took about 3 times till he got the message and now if i go over to him and get down in the postion like i'm going to do that he automatically rolls over on his belly as to say see i'm a good boy lol lol 🙂 They say its just a Domante + submissive thing

in you guys' opinion, how long does it take for the neck bitting to fade away and for them to become best pals lol (I know I have high hopes lol) oh and poor Mia, the pup bit me today by accident (playing with toy) and those things are razor sharp! When I got Mia she was 3 1/2 months so I think she had lost some of her baby teeth by then.

@Mia:

in you guys' opinion, how long does it take for the neck bitting to fade away and for them to become best pals lol (I know I have high hopes lol) oh and poor Mia, the pup bit me today by accident (playing with toy) and those things are razor sharp! When I got Mia she was 3 1/2 months so I think she had lost some of her baby teeth by then.

Neck biting can and sometimes goes on for life… it is a natural reaction .... teething is not over till 6 to 7 months and those "fangs" (K9's) you know the "really" sharp ones are the last to go and really doesn't start till 4/5 months! Now you know why Mia "swears" at the pup...ggg

Oh the bite-neck game is a big favorite around here. Even amongst best friends. Heck, especially amongst best friends.

The neck biting game, they play it here often..

The B?s are doing that with their Ibizan, she thinks it?s funny and when it goes to far she ones opens er (big) mouth and the B's stop and they play the next game… 😃

They know there places here and always when the want to play with the higher one (us, or the ibizan) the make there bow.. (here is it called a game bow, to show they want to play and don't have any bad ideas to climb the social ladder)

When I first got Sugar, then Damisi, the neck biting was allowed to be a bit rough until about six, seven months old, the Shadow put them in their place. I've found they generally work it out and if it gets too rough, someone will retaliate, but without really hurting the other.

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