|Barked: Fri Feb 28, '14 6:18am PST |
|I found a great sized 35lb, one year old mutt in a local shelter. I brought my existing dog to meet her before bringing her home, and all went well, they played together like they have known each other for years. I brought the dog home and all went well for a while. The dog took to me really quickly, I don't know if it had anything to do with me going to see her 4 times before bringing her home, but we bonded. So shortly after me leaving for work, she whined and cried for a bit and went back to my bedroom bed to lay done. My girlfriend went back there to check on her for a bit and went to pet her, the dog growled at her. This is the first sign of any sort of aggression. I know it was a long day for her, and she did not have any naps, so maybe she just did not want to be bothered.
Also, there is a battle for toys with the pup and my existing dog. I'm sure this in a normal routine, but for the new pup to take such a territorial stance so quickly is kind of alarming. At one point, the pup had a bone and growled when my other dog came near her. There were no teeth shown, it was just a short-lived growl.
Has anybody else come across this sort of behavior, or know anything about it? any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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