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Hi all,

Our 11 week old male mix (large dog breeds: Maybe Catahoula/Lab/Shepard) is great with people so far, but 'nips' at other dogs, trying to bite them right on the nose.

We also have 2 10 year old resident cats. They have been separated via baby gate on the steps. The cats have behaved well, but every time Ruxin sees them he gets a bit barky and starts chasing. We don't want to do an up-close introduction because of the way he's been biting at other dogs.

Any advice with both of these situations would be super helpful...thank you!
 

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He's a baby and he's exploring the world.
If he were a human baby, he'd use his hands and mouth, but dogs only have paws, so it is normal he does the exploring mainly with his mouth. :)
Nipping at other dogs is laso very normal behaviour for a puppy that wants to play. As long as the older dog seems relaxed about it, I'd just let them alone, but hen you have the feeling that your puppy is annoying or stressing out the other dog, protect the older one for the puppies on protection.
 
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