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It sounds like your older dog is still trying to get used to having the puppy in the house. The mounting behavior is a sign of dominance – your older dog is trying to show the puppy that she is the boss. This can be a normal behavior.
It’s important that you watch your older pet when they are together– sometimes this behavior can turn into a fight. With the puppy being smaller, she can sustain serious injury very quickly if a fight occurs.
It is important that you show the same attention to your older dog that you are showing the puppy. If the puppy is getting more attention it can cause the older dog to act out to try and get the attention that she feels she needs. Otherwise, it just can take time for them to get used to each other.
I also recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about this issue. They may have some other recommendations specific to your dogs. Good luck.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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