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Let me start by saying that Bruno is my older male basset. He turns 4 sometime this month, we rescued him at 7 months and i have to say he is the most perfect dog I have ever had. He loves cuddles and listens so well and just overall is that perfect dog. Bruno has had no bad interactions with other dogs and after a few minutes, he gets along with them with no problem. My husband and I decided that we wanted to get a second basset because Bruno is so great. We picked up Winston Furchill (8 weeks) earlier this week and when we brought him home, we thought everything would be okay with a few rough days. However, Bruno has been not the nicest to Winnie at all. Whenever Winnie gets close, he growls and barks and scares Winnie and he pees every time. We can't even take them out at the same time because Bruno won't let him go in the backyard. I need help, I'm teaching virtually and this back and forth is kinda sucky. I can deal but I just want some help on how to help their relationship.
 

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Bruno is jealous of you for Winnie. He was used to being the only dog in your family, and he was comfortable living in such an atmosphere. With the advent of Winnie, he noticed that you began to devote a lot of time to him, and he is afraid that you will love Winnie more. You need to give the same amount of time to both, so that they didn't feel jealousy. After a couple of months, they will get used to each other and stop barking and growling. You can Click Here and see what you can do at the moment.
 

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We lost our 8 year old girl, Lyla (front and center in our profile pic) this past November. We still have her brother, Cooper (10), and decided to rescue an 8-week-old puppy in January 2021. It took a few weeks for Cooper to barely be civil to young Huck. I was REALLY worried about socialization, especially since Covid was limiting interactions with others. As long as you keep the pup safe, I'm sure this will all work itself out. Huck was (and is still) annoying, but he learned Cooper's rules, and follows them for the most part. They play a lot now, and Huck even lets old Cooper win sometimes. Huck is an Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie/ Shar-Pei/Akita/Malamute/Corgi mix (we did the DNA), so has brains, brawn, and agility. Working on the manners. Cooper is perfect in every way, and secretly loves his new baby brother.
 
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