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Help!! Have a 3yr old Female Doberman And just got a 10 week old Doberman lab female

My husband and I have a 3yr old female Doberman we’ve had since she was 3 months old, she’s great with other dogs and has a happy please thank personality. We went through a Doberman rescue and got Kamala a 10 week old female blue Doberman lab mix. She’s been with us only for a day. I need some help getting my older dobe to accept the puppy, I know it definitely takes time and patience and it is still really early on but I just want to make sure Kodos isn’t stressed and doesn’t avoid the puppy. Thank you in advance for any tips or advice! I appreciate it!
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Welcome to DT. Others will be along later to help you with any other questions you may have. In the meantime you could do a search here on same sex aggression so that you already have some info and perhaps more questions. BTW we love pictures of your 4 legged family.
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Puppies typically have a lot more energy and no dog manners--they keep coming at older dogs to "play" long after the older dog is ready to quit. So your job right now is to take the puppy out of the scrim if you see that your older girl is getting exasperated with him. A crate or pen for the puppy when he gets too worked up can help. Your older dog needs a place that she can call her own, too, so she can remove herself from the puppy when she's had enough.

Give your older dog your attention first--greet her first; make a big deal and fuss over her first; feed her first; give her a treat first.

Let your older girl warn the puppy off (a growl and bared teeth can be part of that) so he learns not to be too obnoxious. Make sure the older dog doesn't have to share toys, bed, treats, etc with the puppy.

The puppy will adjust and figure out how he needs to act to get along. Your main job is to make your older dog comfortable and secure around him. She needs to feel that she is the most important part of your dog life.

This article might help you get some insight about this process:
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