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mrsdolittle
12th July 2010, 07:10 AM
my labrador is mouthing my new puppy ? not hurting her at all but mouthing her and drooling alot on her.....:o

*Pauline*
12th July 2010, 07:50 AM
I'd say that's just normal play. :)

shell1805
12th July 2010, 07:52 AM
:) oh yes, i remember this . my lab and bentley were like a tornando. bentley would go for the easy nibble (feet. ears and even sullys tongue) sully, what with his size would just put his mouth around bentleys throat and pin him there! :rolleyes: as long as it is just in play do not worry yourself, and trust me. its only going to intensify and get more noisy once bella gets more settled and starts to stand her ground! it only took bentley days and he was running at sullivan full pelt and hanging off his ears, little monkey that he was!!! xx

mrsdolittle
12th July 2010, 07:57 AM
ah ha thats good news then, i knew hollie was only playing but was scared incase she hurt bella .... should i just let them get on with it ? hollie is quite big and bella is so small ! she keeps pawing her too .... ? xx

Karlin
12th July 2010, 11:24 AM
I'd just be sure to supervise all interactions just as you would do with a toddler and a dog. The size difference means the lab could seriously hurt a puppy entirely by accident or if the dog gets overexcited and a bit rough. It is useful to have a babygate or two up or an xpen where you can pop the pup in to separate them as needed throughout the day. If the pup is at all under pressure then she should be removed from the lab and just give them both some time out. :thmbsup:

mrsdolittle
12th July 2010, 12:29 PM
thats pretty much what i have been doing :) its going well so far, bella has a puppy pen to chill out in with her toys and blanket etc xx

Sullysmom
12th July 2010, 03:41 PM
It sounds normal for my house too. I also have a lab and a cav. They play super well together. I was nervous when Sully came home being only 4 pounds to Murphys 75, but it went really well. They now are best buds and you can't keep them apart for long. =) Good luck.

mrsdolittle
12th July 2010, 03:56 PM
thank you that gives me hope then :) they get on well x