|10-22-2013 06:54 PM|
|kirsten||Since I took away the balls and nylabones (the toys they both really wanted) there have been no issues. I also renamed her Kala as my husband didn't like Xena. She is fitting in great!|
|10-20-2013 11:48 AM|
|kirsten||Thanks for the advice. I took away all the toys they had interest in and figured they can play with them in their crate if they want. Luckily Xena doesn't seem to be food aggressive but I am keeping them separate when they eat just in case. I just hope she won't start being possessive of me next. She is a really sweet dog.|
|10-20-2013 09:57 AM|
Xena biting Riley was a warning, once you have an actual fight then they may never get along again. They say that once females fight then they will always fight.
You will not see Xena's true personality for a couple more weeks, once she gets comfortable in your home her real personality will come out.
|10-19-2013 10:53 PM|
Congrats to you and thank you for adopting!
|10-19-2013 01:41 AM|
|kirsten||Well tonight she showed some aggression at Riley over a toy they of course both wanted. Riley has no concept yet of personal space and that she can't just take whatever she wants. Riley has gotten away with bossing the pugs around. She backed off totally when Xena told her to, but she did give Riley a nip on the nose. I hope this isn't a bad sign but I know Xena is totally stressed (who wouldn't be) as she is panting a lot, plus the pain from her spay. Riley is one crazy energized puppy too even though Riley spent the whole day with me at the barn and should be exhausted!|
|10-18-2013 09:12 PM|
|10-18-2013 07:12 PM|
|kirsten||Xena is feeling much better today. She ate and is wanting to play but I've been keeping her quiet. She will always be crated when I can't supervise her. Same goes for Riley. So far Xena has been the perfect patient though.|
|10-18-2013 02:23 PM|
|arby665||My Karly is very possessive of her crate and Briggs knows not to go near it. Luckily this is the only thing she is possessive of. I think she is entitled to her own space so I let it be. Good luck with Xena!|
|10-18-2013 02:00 PM|
OP don't leave your girls out together alone and unsupervised!
|10-18-2013 01:58 PM|
If you just brought her home after a spay surgery and she was not eating well, she was not feeling well. It might be best to keep Riley away from her for several days until Xena has time to feel better. Her entire life has been changed in many ways pretty quickly and she is in pain from surgery. Keep her quiet and on a leash for several days.
It is often several weeks before you will see true behavior in dogs that are brought in to a new home. Stay watchful and vigilant. My friend is going through this right now with a GSD that the shelter reported to ignore cats. The dog had "shut down" at the shelter. Now that she is in a home again, she grabbed my friend's seventeen year old cat twice and now needs a new home because the initial report of being cat-neutral was not accurate.
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