We are a foster for rescue dogs, and this weekend we were blessed to be able to save a momma dog and her litter of 9, 6 day old puppies. The momma is a great dog, loves people, super attentive to her babies, and seems like a really great dog. However she is not willing to interact with other dogs, and does not want them around her.
For the time being we have seperated her and the puppies in a bedroom downstairs where the other dogs are not allowed to go. This is not my favorite solution because the momma is a bigger dog and I would really like her to be able to move about more freely. This is also going to become more of a problem in a few weeks when the puppies start being able to move around and play more.
What can we do to change this behavior? I think correcting this will make her a more adoptable pet after the babies are grown, and will make our lives much easier when the puppies get bigger, and I think it will improve her life as well.