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Just curious how legit this old logic is being a new pup brought in the home if not seperated from any other dawg(s) will bond more with that animal and your importance will lose merit? Also, IF true is this with older dawgs or just other younger pups/littermates?
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Bonding with other dogs

This is a very likely problem if the owner is not aware. It is very easy to let the pup end up playing a lot more with the older dog and much less time than you realize with the humans. It is more likely to occur with a younger dog in the house but happens easily. The other thing that is connected, is that the younger dog can also become dependant on the older dog. The older dog can be the "leader" all the time, and you dont realize that the younger puppy is not building up its capacity to do things on its own or with just the human.
We've always made a specific effort to spend a good portion of time alone with the new puppy, and take it out on its own as well for walks, play and training. On the other hand, it is a godsend to raising a busy young pup when you have an older dog who plays with it. Just manage the proportion of time spent hanging out with the older dog.
 
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