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More than one Dog?

So as you all know Chloe is getting bigger by the day and things seem to be going really well. I have been reading training books and Boxer books like crazy but i just cannot get the right answer. Both of our Dogs are young, Cooper is 8 months old and Chloe is 8 weeks and they love to play with eachother. At first we let them nip at eachother but then tried stopping it becasue we were affraid that it will promote agression in both our dogs but mainly Chloe. She is definitly the instigator of everything and does a lot of barking ang growling which then in turn gets cooper biting her more. Playfighting is normal in Dogs but I also have a three  year old boy and don't want Chloe to bite him when she is older. Is it okay to let my Boxer baby bite/ nip when playfighting as a young pup?



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Dog Tip: Bite Inhibition -- an Essential Part of Socialization Puppy & Dog Biting - Training Your Puppy or Dog About Biting

These are a few Sites that deal with Bite Inhibition.
As a Puppy she will play very hard with another puppy, nip, bark, growl.  but I feel that because she was so young when you got her, she really did not have enough time with either her Mother or her siblings to develop a good sense of Bite Inhibition.
I hope that some of these will help answer your questions.


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It really starts you off on the wrong foot for training when a pup is taken away from his litter too soon. Of course that just ends up raising my blood pressure over Irresponsible breeders :(

You will simply have to be patient and understand the learning curve has been twisted a bit. As well, such a young pup in a home with another young pup will make it more challenging to train. I typically suggest folks have a solid year between Boxers just to give them a bit of a fighting chance.

The links offered you should help :)

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