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We picked Barney on Sunday who is a little love - will post some piccies when I work out how to do it!! :? Had a really good night with him on Sunday - not so good on Monday, but that was the night that he had his first injection., and a really good night last night :D

I have one concern - our other lab Denzel who is three, keeps taking himself off to get away from him, and it makes me sad when I look at Denzel :( because usually Denzel is so sociable it has taken me by surprise. We are not forcing the issue with Denzel and letting him socialise when he wants and letting 'have me time' when he wants.

Any tips will be much appreciated.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
 

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Hi, and welcome.
Sorry no advice cos i'm in exactly the same situation as you :? We picked up Mole on Sunday and have also had a mixture of good and not so good nights :roll:
I'm also having a problem with my other dog meg who is 8 and reacting exactly the same as Denzil is :roll: It's heartbreaking isn't it. Meg is very very slowly paying a little more attention to Mole, but mainly when she is asleep and can't hang off her ears. I'm sure in time our dogs will come round and be happy with their new siblings :D
 

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Its quite normal for him to have time out from his pesky brother, how he sees it for 3 yrs its been peacefull with just him now hes got a pesky little bro thats on lsd 24/7! its not to say hes not bonding with him its prolly a bit too much at times! they will be best of friends in no time when there used to each other but it takes time
Cant wait for pics x x
 

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Hi Sarah

Thanks for the reply, snap - it makes me feel a little better knowing Denzel isnt the only big brother taking time to adjust. At the moment
Barney is flat out in his crate and Denzel is up on the landing - having me time!!!! again.

Just out of interest where did you pick Mole (love the name) up from on Sunday? Wasnt Copperwheat labradors was it?

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Just out of interest where did you pick Mole (love the name) up from on Sunday? Wasnt Copperwheat labradors was it?

Thanks
No it wasn't, she's from Maldon in Essex and she's slightly younger than Barney as she is only 7 weeks and 3 days, so she has her first jabs next Monday :? Meg spends her time on the sofa cos Mole can't get up there yet - or upstairs cos Mole isn't allowed up there.
 

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I am looking forward to the time when they are best buddies. We decided on having a second lab as Denzel is soat social and we thought that he was missing out by being an 'only child'!

I am sure that it will all work out .
 

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Maldon isnt too far from us - we are at Notley. Maybe when the pups are older we can arrange a get together. Our Big Brothers can compare notes.

Barney was eight weeks when we picked up and was as good as gold when he had his injection. He is a good weight already 5.3 kilo's.

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Maldon isnt too far from us - we are at Notley. Maybe when the pups are older we can arrange a get together. Our Big Brothers can compare notes.
That would be great, although Mole hasn't got a big brother :wink: Meg is a girlie :D :D
 

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Sorry :oops: Can tell I am tired!!!

Good to know that we can compare notes - I am sure we will both get there, trouble is I want it now!!! :wink:
 

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Good to hear Barney is settling in well, can`t sday I blame Denzel too much for wanting to be on his, remember he`s been an only dog for 3 years and along comes this whirlwind that wants to chew him up and play all day :lol:

Do as you are doing now and allow Denzel to come round in his own time which he surely will and then you`ll be asking should you restrict them beating each other up 24/7 :wink: :lol:
 

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Thanks Mary - it is so nice that LF members always offer good words of support- it certainly makes you feel better!!
Denzel has just come in the lounge spotted Barney and turned around to go out into the Hall, but has just come over to me for a big cuddle!! on the way.

Have a great New Year.
 
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