Hubby got her home late that evening and she settled in. The next few days were tough. She didn't care for K or Bear at all. She growled and snapped on occasion. Wouldn't let anyone near her food. If she was sitting beside me, NO ONE could come near me at all. I read up on this, and it turned out she was trying to be the Alpha Dog. Per www.dogbreedinfo.com we had to show her that WE are dominant.
We started going out the door first. Another trick was if she was laying down, we walked over her instead of around her. We made her sleep in her crate at night....if we let her in our room, she is in our "den" or our "territory" which can make her feel empowered. I made her sit and wait for her food and water. It was a lot of work, but it seemed to really help.
Now she will let others come near us if she's sitting with someone. She and Bear will share a bowl, and she won't growl at him. Life is good with her now. She is fitting in quite well, and Bear loves having a playmate.
|She always waits outside the office when I am working!|