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Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
It is perfectly normal for an older dog to become overwhelmed with a puppy. It's like an elderly person having to constantly entertain a toddler. It gets to be too much after a while.
I am going to suggest you get the pup interested in some interactive dog puzzles and do some training during the day a few times a day so the pup can expel some of the mental stimulation. Then play a few rounds of fetch to physically wear the pup out. Give your elder dog some alone time by gating the puppy off in a different room from time to time.
Mind stimulating toys can be found on Amazon by typing in Dog puzzles/
Below is a link for positive obedience training. Once your older dog sees you have some control over the pup she may spend more time out of the crate.
Clicker training/positive method training/ print off
video’s to see how clicker training is done, scroll down to videos http://www.clickertrainusa.com/clicker-training-videos.htm