I just brought home my cocker pup 2 days ago.I can kinda understand what your going through.
I have a 4yr old golden sheperd mix and she just doesn't seem to care that hes here.
My other cocker spaniel is 5 months old and shes the one I'm having issues with.I have heard him yelp before and thought she went after him.Turns out,that when she tries to play with him,she's rough with him.She is so used to playing with the 4yr old,and they play harder with each other.I have to keep an eye on them.He's scared of her.That's why he yelped.He's not as fast and coordinated as the other 2 and I dont think she understands that hes a baby.The 4yr old acts motherley towards the 5month girl,just doesn't care about this new guy.the girls even sleep seperate from him.I put the 2 cockers in the same cage at night(its big enough for a dane!) and they sleep on opposite ends.
I have had cockers for 14yrs and my first one would see so many come and go,she seemed to get used to them.
I'm sure your 4yr old is feeling a little jealousy.It should go away as the new pup gets older.
Keeping an eye on them,or possible seperation would be the only thing I would recommend to make sure they don't hurt each other,and don't show favoritizm to either one.Treating them as equals will hopefully help make the older one understand pack order and that your leader,and make the transition of being together should go smoother as time goes on.
I hope this helps a little.
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