Hi all! Back again and need advice!
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|Thu, 12-17-2009 - 9:45am|
I posted here about two years ago when I brought home Kita (my husky/retriever mix). Well she is 2.5 now and a great dog (thanks to a lot of great advice I got here about crate training and house breaking!).
So here is the situation. For the past year my exboyfriend and I lived together. He had two dogs and although it was challenging at first, we all became one family. The dogs got along great and would play together and chase each other.
Well xBF and I broke up and he moved out and took his two with him. Kita was devastated. She was depressed for two weeks, clung to me (not normal) didn't want to do anything and sat infront of the window waiting for them to come home :(
So we decided to adopt. We met a few dogs but Kita didn't click with them at all. On Monday we met Toby who could have been Kita's twin (crazy because she's a mutt and he was from the humane society) As soon as they met they started to play, chase, wrestle . . . it was unbelievable. We took him home and they played to exhaustion the first night. Toby is a sterilized one and half year old husky-retriever (though I think there is Kuvasz (sp?) in him.
The second day however, Kita's attitude changed and she got growly and even a little snappy with him. Never intent to harm, but enough to tell him to back off. She got a little better wednesday and this morning she approached him to play. When he did, she got overwhelmed (I'm guessing?) and snapped at him again.
I don't understand what is happening here. She loves to play and played with him once. He plays the same way she normally does. She has never growled or showed any dominance before (when we merged the households it was the other dogs that growled at her).
Does anyone have any ideas how I can make the transition easier?