We had the pleasure of visiting with Natalia and her new Red standard poodle puppy.  He is 9 1/2 weeks old, just a week and a half older than our guys.  It’s amazing what a week and a half does!  We weren’t sure how he and the less than 8 week old puppies would do so I introducted them one at a time.  Since our puppies are on their home turf, it wasn’t clear if the new comer would be at a disadvantage.   I started with the middle=most puppy and he was easily intimidated by the confident 9wk old.  I then brought out our tuffest puppy, Green and it was still a little out of balance.  Once Bajah was comfortable in the yard I let the puppies out one-by-one until they were all running wild.  Bajah was gaining confidence quickly and soon it was Everyone For Themselves!  Just kidding,   but 6 8 wk old puppies seemed to be the equivalent of one 9 1/2 year old. “:_

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