what sleeping arrangments should there be for a new puppy coming into a household with our older dog?
by Vicky Salisbury
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This weekend we will be picking up our gorgeous 12 week old springer spaniel puppy and we really can't wait!
We were approached by the owner only last week who was willing to knock the price down considerably as they were finding it really hard to sell her and although we weren't looking for another dog, we accepted and are now doing everything we can to find useful tips ready for our new arrival.
But we already have a 7 year old cocker spaniel and we're a bit worried about how he's going to take to the little one, he's a well mannered and friendly dog but doesn't take too kindly to others stepping on his toes (as in he's used to all the attention!!)
Also, we wondered if there were any sleeping arrangements that should be considered...should we leave the two together at night in the same room? should we put the puppy in a crate but also in the same room as our other dog so that they're together but still have something seperating them? or should we completely keep them seperate until they start to get used to each other?
Any suggestions/tips would be really helpful!
I would suggest you crate the puppy, this gives your cocker a break from the puppy. This is what we have done with our new addition