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|Comment||There was a few points that i had left out of the question as i was trying to keep it short. The older dog could see the puppies through an open window when ever she wanted as the windows are almost floor to ceiling. The "glass door" in the question was a double sliding door which was cracked open to allow the dogs to smell each other but not wide enough for the puppies to get through. I put the 2 yo on a leash and brought out the puppies and she sat there tail wagging with no problem. After a quick walk around the gardens i let them have sniff of each other and again no problems. The only signs of trouble was when i held the puppies leash then the 2 yo stopped wagging her tail and went very still and fixated on the puppy who's leash i was holding but a click of the fingers was enough to snap her out of the state. They seem OK together now so i will continue to follow Dr Connors instructions and hopefully they can live together happily.|
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