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Old 06-16-2014, 05:00 AM   #1
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One of my dogs 13 died 4 months month ago. . I have a dog which is 11 years old.. I plan to get a puppy that looks like the dead one. How do you think my 11 year old will react?Do you have any experience?

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Make sure your current dog could handle the energy of a puppy, it might end up stressing it out a lot. Some senior dogs will not be able to handle the energy of a pup.

I think your current dog will just see a puppy, even if it looks similar to your old dog, as a new and different dog. Since the puppy will smell and behave differently than your dog that has passed.

Good luck(with your current dog and any dog you might get in the future).

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I mitzee and welcome to Df Briefly well it all depends on your 11 year old dog how tolerant he/she is with energetic pups I would certainly when looking for a new puppy is to take your older dog to be introduced to the puppy on 'neutral' ground
and see how the meeting goes! Good luck and let us know how you get on
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Make sure your current dog could handle the energy of a puppy, it might end up stressing it out a lot. Some senior dogs will not be able to handle the energy of a pup.

I think your current dog will just see a puppy, even if it looks similar to your old dog, as a new and different dog. Since the puppy will smell and behave differently than your dog that has passed.

Good luck(with your current dog and any dog you might get in the future).
Good advice from Alma...Plus welcome to the forum.
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Good advice from Ama.
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Welcome Mitzee, glad to have you join us :-) I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. I had an 8 week old puppy with a 10 1/2 year old dog and it was a wonderful experience. The older dog became like a mentor to the puppy so things like house training were much easier. Most older dogs will give a little pup a 'puppy pass' for a little and tolerate their behaviors and will also assist in teaching them manners. The puppy also had a very positive effect on my older dog who became more playful and the two of them were great company for each other. What type of dog do you have now? What is his/her name? and I hope we get to see some pictures and hear more about him.
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Perhaps you can bring the puppy home for a trial for a few days with the understanding that it can be returned if it causes you adult dog too much stress.
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Perhaps you can bring the puppy home for a trial for a few days with the understanding that it can be returned if it causes you adult dog too much stress.
Thats a great idea Mr John
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Welcome to the forum! I guess I've been very lucky, but I have never had a problem bringing a new puppy home, with my existing older dogs.

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