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Old 08-22-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Puppy rough-housing

My 4 month old pup Billie and my mums 3 month old pup Poppy fight like cat and dog when they get together. It started off gentle/playful but as they have become more used to one another its got a lot rougher. If they get a lot of time together they playfight non stop, I mean all day! They make each other yelp, bite ears, growl at each other. It looks quite vicious. But then once they've worn each other out they collapse in the same dog bed and go to sleep.

Do you think this is just normal puppy behaviour and they will eventually be able to spend time together other than fighting or asleep?

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It is hard to tell from a written description; however, I feel pretty confident that it is normal puppy play or they wouldn't be cuddling up to crash after a hard day of puppy-work. It is very uncommon for pups of their age to show real aggression. Every now & then you might want to split them up to give them some rest as they shouldn't overdo at that young age. Sounds like healthy play to me & they'll eventually calm down once the "newness" of their new buddy wears off.
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