Shadow the Dog, to my surprise, has mostly ignored ND. Shadow the Dog was very interested when we brough ND home. ND has growled mildly at Shadow the Dog, mostly in a "this is my space" or "I wanna play!" way. They told us ND was probably three but she is a ball of energy for the most part so maybe she is younger. ND has a problem with our hardwood floors, she is very nervous about switching from carpet to floor or vice versa. We are wondering if maybe her problem at the shelter was the floors and not people shyness. When we are in the carpeted areas she is a bouncy happy pup. However on the floors she whines and moves slow and cautiously. We think ND may have been an outdoor or mostly outdoor dog. She finds things like turning on a lamp very interesting. Also when we go outside and come back in she looks to make sure she is supposed to come in.
|"Hey about sharing that beer?"|
Unfortunately I must admit we had one tussle between our pups. Hef's dad and I were watching TV and both dogs had settled in with rawhide bones. For some reason Shadow got up and left the room. When she came back she went to ND's bone and they had a scuffle over it. All of the sudden we had two dogs on hind legs, front paws on eachother, growling and bumping snouts! Hef's dad and I both started yelling "HEY! HEY!" and brave Hef's dad got up to seperate them. When we yelled they seperated and I said to Hef's dad, "Get the bones. Get them out of here". Boy, we were scared! However with the removal of the rawhide bones no problems ensued.
|Everything was fine, until Shadow approached the wrong bone...|
Lucky me, I have a four day weekend and can help ND get settled quicker. We use crates for the dogs when we are not home so lucky dogs don't have to go in them for a long time!