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Posted by: Hannah | 2009/05/21

Labrador Puppy

Dear Cyber Vet,

We are getting a thoroughbred labrador puppy in a few weeks, she is only 3 weeks old now so will stay with her mom until about 7 weeks old. We intend to train her etc and know what we are getting ourselves into!!

My question is: we already have 2 female spaniels and we were told not to add another female to the crowd as they will fight a lot. Our spaniels are great with our children and are not aggressive but how do we prevent fighting amoungst 3 females? And how do we introduce the new " baby"  to our fury children?

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Dear Hannah

Introduce them away from home in a park or somewhere where they can run and play together before taking them home. I would suggest that you take the lab for puppy classes and then you should not have a problem.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/21

get loads of toys  treat toys and chew ropes etc  -)

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Posted by: Hannah | 2009/05/21

Thanks Anonymous, I wasn' t asking if I should get a lab or now, the decision has been made already. I am quite familiar with labs and their behaviour.

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Posted by: Dragonfly | 2009/05/21

The chances of them fighting are less if all three dogs are spayed. So have the lab puppy done as soon as she is old enough.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/21

Labradors are great dogs....if u have time for them...they need alot of attention......they can be very distructive if left alone especially the first 3 years..... So if u have patience and don' t mind havin g something chewed up then get one...they are very loyale dogs....

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