I have a 3 month old male rottweiler puppy

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    nichole2002posted 7 years ago

    I have a 3 month old male rottweiler puppy

    I have a 3 month old male rottweiler puppy and a 5 1/2 old male lab. I am having issues with my... rottweiler puppy he thinks my lab is his mother and he's trying to nurse off of him. I try to stop it when i see it happening but is there any thing else i can do to get him to stop. My lab  gets upset and i don't want my puppy to get hurt.

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    mandolynnposted 7 years ago

    I had a kitten who did the same thing. He even sucked on my male dog! My vet said he may have been  taken away too early, but he was 8 weeks old and eating solids so that wasn't it. How long have you had the puppy? The separation from it's mother can be traumatic, and if he wasn't too young when he came home with you, then it may just be a fixation that will pass. You can try putting tobasco or bitter apple on your lab and that should deter the suckling, but try to deal with the underlying issue as well.

 
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