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Just like older brothers and sisters teach their younger siblings, so too do dogs - both good and bad habits! As parents, we generally have more time to spend with the older child since at that point they are the only child.
This often happens with dogs. Many dog owners spend a lot of time teaching the older dog how to fit into the family. You hopefully have imposed some rules, and through repetition and training have a well-behaved older dog.
For instance, I taught my older dog to stay out of the kitchen. Fortunately, since my older dog doesn't go in this room, my younger dog caught on that he shouldn't either. I also taught my older dog to stay off the furniture. The younger one never tried to get up on the furniture because he's never seen the older one on the furniture.
The same thing with waiting at the door, waiting for permission to eat and waiting to get in or out of the car and a number of other things. He learned all those things just by watching our older dog. I really didn't have to do anything to teach him the rules.
Recently they had two playmates come over. Our dogs love to play "Fetch" and are really good at retrieving the ball. By the end of the day, their playmates learned to bring the ball back and to play "Tug".
I've used my dogs to help teach other dogs to climb stairs, get into cars and a few other things.
Dogs, when they are together, watch what each other do. One of the ways they learn is by observing.
When dogs live together they always affect each other's behaviour in various ways. It can be difficult, if not impossible to completely isolate behaviour when there are multiple dogs. With multiple dogs it's best to start with the dog that has the most authority within the group as most likely that dog is running things amongst them. Yes, dogs do establish an authority hierarchy with those they live with, both dogs and people.
Time after time I see how dogs teach each other, sometimes its good things, sometimes not, but they do watch and learn from each other. If you have multiple dogs, you have to take their relationships with each other and with you into consideration. Dogs are not people -- they look at life differently than we do, they communicate differently than we do and their relationships are different. This is natural because they are a different species. They can't change how they view things so it's up to us to make adjustments and look at situations from their perspective. You know the results when we do.
By the way, in the examples above, I am assuming the older dog is well trained so he can be a role model for the younger one. Otherwise, you'll have two badly behaved dogs running around the double the trouble!