an adult dog you brought into your pack will work ?
I ask this because since reading some info on the Leerburg site, has me taking things slow, but afraid might be too slow...not sure ?
How do people take in rescues & fosters with having other dogs ? We have never done this & now dealing with it & hoping it will work, but not sure how to go about a few things.
When do you let them play & can play end up into a fight ?
I ask this because our rescue is mouthy & we have a dominate female & this rescue can be pushy & not sure how to let them go play ? Also fear this with our other male GS.
Afraid play could turn into a fight or something.
They are let out in the yard at different times so far. Rescue goes out with old Sadie the Golden Ret. & they do just fine. He will go at her & try to play, but no playing from her.
So, everyone is crated in the same area & that's all fine, sometimes our male (20 months) will lunge at the crate as the rescue walks by (thinking fear.....he has been doing this some) & might get a slight growl or bark from our female. The rescue barks bad if our dogs out & he isn't.
They have been out of our yard on walks together & do fine together on leads. Will walk our female with him & at different time, will walk our male with him. Never have tried the 3 of them.
They have been riding both (our female & male with rescue @ different times) in the back of the Jeep. To & from walks.
Will put the rescue (Shadow BTW) in the kennel & let our 2 GS's run the yard & our male always goes down the see Shadow & visit him, play jump at him, or lay by the kennel. Our female....well, she might have 1 sniff at him & then go on her way & lay somewhere else in the yard. She seems stiff & unsure somewhat IMO. I see her hackles come up more than any of our GS's.
She has me the most concerned, I guess since she & the rescue has gotten into a fight once already. I think that was over a toy though.
She is just one pushy bitch & he can be somewhat. Just his mouthy ways with snaps makes me fear a fight.
He will go up to our Golden & seen lately our male GS & give licks in the mouth.
I just would like to know..............how do you truely know things will be ok & they can all be out in the yard together ?
I have only allowed them to be on leads around each other & mainly on walks away from here & lately around the yard. They see each other in their crates (all in a line) & through the kennel. They have taken rides (just a few times).
My main thing is play & how to go about this & know it will be ok ? I can only do so much & feel the dogs have to decide pecking order, but not sure how to allow this ? I just fear another fight.
As you can tell..........not real dog savy, but learning. These are our first 4 dogs & first time taking in a adult dog. Just worry probably way too much. Our dogs haven't been around dogs & working with this on dogs walks with other dogs. Has been going better than I thought & they even have ran off lead around others. So this just worried me more....not being around other dogs. Our female is 4 yrs. & our male 20 months.
Well, sorry to go on here ! I just want all to be good & didn't know how you truely know that or how to go about it ? I feel I have been doing it slow as Leerburg states, but feel I should let them play, but this scares me so bad. Muzzels needed ?
Thanks for any advice, suggestions, & help............