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06 Jul 2010

a new dog in the house
Hi

I have a German Shepard that we''ve had for 7yrs. He is a very sweet dog with a friendly nature. We recently bought a yorkie, she is only 8 weeks old. My German Shepard is acting a bit oddly. It seems as though he is terrified of her. He sniffed her, she went into a submissive position and then he walked away. He keeps his distance from her. She absolutely adores him though and wags her tail at seeing him. but when she comes towards him he runs off. he won''t even look at her. Is he just wary because she is so small or should i be worried?

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CyberVet
CyberVet

01 Jan 0001

Hi Marco

I suspect that your GSD is probably just a little wary of you new yorkie. The Yorkie is being submissive and not coming across as dominant as by her positioning. Give them time to develope a friendship. Remember that you must give both dogs plenty of praise and attention. Do not favour one over the other. In addition feed them in seperate areas until you are sure that both dogs have adjusted to each other. If you need any help please contact a qualified pet behaviourist/ trainer
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