posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:23 AM
a reply to: AnonymousCitizen
Take them on several walks off of your property, in as neutral a place as possible...preferably each with a different person...trade places, one in
front, one in back...then side by side. Switch humans and dogs. Do this repeatedly over a few days.
They are both trying to figure out their place right now, it's new territory and they are on edge. The new one is in a new place, new people, new
smells and a new forced companion. The older girl is on guard because there is a stranger in her territory.
Dogs don't always get a long, so I don't believe in forcing them to do so, but I do believe in trying as hard as possible to get them used to each
other, and doing things in neutral areas.
Also, feed the new guy in an area away from the established one, in a safe zone. Slowly over a period of weeks or months, move the feeding areas
closer to each other. There is nothing more disconcerting to a dog than having to eat with fear of being attacked...this will lead to food aggression
in the long run.