My 11 week old cocker is barking at my 9 year old female. She is very tolerant but how do I stop the pup from barking at her?
Hi Heather This is actually just part of the adjustment period as the two of them get to know each other. Luckily for your pup, the older dog is tolerant and gentle, but when she reaches her 'limit' she will let the puppy know!
Most puppies seem to enjoy irritating their older siblings like this, and will 'go at it' until the dog responds. As your older dog isn't aggressive by nature, she will only use the necessary 'force' to show the pup that she's crossed the line - whenever that may be.
I'd suggest that you read my Introducing A New Puppy page as it will give you a better idea of what to expect during these early days, and how to handle it.
This interaction generally settles down within a week or two, and they will end up being best friends. Good luck.