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new puppy is rude to older dog, help!

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I have a dog whom has been the only dog for the past two years. We recently was given a new puppy.

So, this puppy is rude and would take food, chews, and treats from the old dog. The old dog is now air nipping and barking at the puppy when she tries to take things, but she still persists.

So, what is the best way to prevent my older dog from being too pissed off at the new puppy? Or should I focus on teaching the puppy manners?
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Definitely step in and redirect the puppy when they don't respect the older dog's "bug off" signals. Otherwise you run the risk of things escalating, possibly to the point of them needing to be separated 24/7. Made that mistake once, hope to never do it again....

If the older dog has good mat/place skills, then having them stationed while the puppy is leashed for training will work. Otherwise, use baby gates or a pen to keep them apart while you are training them.
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