Can a new member disrupt prior training.
Just have a general question, and was wondering about everyone's prior experience. I have had ruka for 7 months training was going really well until just recently. Our other dog kara, just came home she is a 7 month old husky. I know all the backlash about bringing 2 females together, but that isn't the subject matter. I have had her for about 2 weeks now. She had no prior training, but she is really picking up training at home very well. Ruka on the other hand, seems to be going backwards. Ruka has her own room, Kara sleeps in a puppy pen in our bedroom. Ruka has had her own room since she was bout 5 months old I believe, so it didn't seem fair to have a new dog take it over. Our system now is 1 hour each day solo play, and training. all feeding and sleeping is done apart, most toys and bowls removed when they are together, with supervision. As well as a couple hours spread through-out the day for running around the house and yard play with both dogs. Ruka still gets alpha treatment, seeing as she was first, oldest, and more pack driven dog, and Kara respects that. Now the arising problem. Ruka seems more anxious to play. We take her out the same as we always have (every 2 hours with the exception of sleeping hours )feeding time same as we always have ( once in the morning 6am, once at 6pm). Now she is so anxious to see her and play with her it seems as though she skips using the restroom outside, whines alot more to play, and is having accidents in her room about twice a day now. She will be outside in their potty area for about 15 minutes, than put back in her room if its not play, or exercise time. Within half an hour of going back in her room she will have an accident. She has been very consistent with her training. Kara had some accidents in her first few days, but seeing how she has had no prior potty training she hasn't had an accident in a week.
any suggestions, or comments will be greatly appreciated.
Her name is Ruka from guam 671