Are you wondering why your older dog is attacking a new puppy? Knowing some of the reasons for this behavior, and taking steps to avoid them, will go a long way to establishing peace between these two pets.
Older dogs who were never socialized properly as puppies might begin showing aggression towards new additions to the family. Some of these older dogs simply don’t know how to behave around other canines and will try their hardest not to get dominated by them.
You may see your old dog and new puppy fighting and wonder if this can be typical canine behavior. This is when it’s important to look at the type of bites that each dog gives and where on the body they’re found. Each puppy has its own character which you can learn by watching its behavior around other dogs.