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    Senior Member janedee's Avatar
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    Unhappy new dog

    I have just taken on a rescue dog age 1 year she is very friendly and affectionate but already is having issues with possession of me, not belongings or anything, just me and has several times now attacked my 7 year old resident dog who does not fight back just runs away - not sure I can sort this one out - should I take her back or is there a solution out there somewhere - I don't want my first dog to be unhappy or even worse injured - any ideas anyone?

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    Sounds like you need to be the Alpha and reprimand her when she does this. She is a year old so she can be trained. If you don't intend to keep her I would keep the two separated and find a new owner asap.
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    Take her back. It will take an expert to gently take on her issues.

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    Oh, my what a delemma! She really needs you, it sounds like. Have you tried introducing them and helping them get acquainted?
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    Your heart is in the right place but maybe you should take her back. Will save a lot of future heartbreak and problems. Some animals have to be the only one in the household. It's not really fair to your 7 year old, passive baby. Maybe this is why she was surrendered in the first place.

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    I can identify with that...I have three poodles and one thinks he's the alpha and has proven it by cowing all the fosters we used to try to keep. Finally gave up on that and won't try anything like that again until he passes on...BUT, no problems with his two other housemate poodles....go figure! That said, he is excellent protection for me!
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    I'm so sorry for you but it sounds as if she needs to be the only dog in a new family until she can learn to accept other animals. My new rescuer and my old cat are having issues, but are working it out. Good to know you are thinking about your old pal.
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    thank you for your comments I think most of you have said what I have been thinking that she needs to be in a one dog family its such a same as in between times they both get on quite well and she is such a dear little girl. Have some hard thinking to do.

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    It depends on how much time you want to put into it. It is possible to change that But It will take time and work.. Check out this guy
    http://www.siriuspup.com/about_founder.html
    He has a lot of good articles.
    Victoria Stillwell has had a couple of shows about dogs like that. She has her own FB page and she does answer on there. Just ask her to point you in the direction of some articles.

    Also look here for some articles .. Her I know personally and she has NEVER done the "alpha" training. http://www.mybestbuddydogtraining.com/
    I hope things work out.
    It IS fixable.

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    shehas been so un-loved for so long. she wants you for herself, like a child you have to teach them. scold her when she does that. have one dog next to you on one side and the other on the other side. slowly do this process and when she acts up scold her. play rope, or ball with them together. They will learn how to play. she just has to get adjusted to you the older dog and someone to love her. best of luck, if this does not help look up the dog wisperer on line, he is really good with animals or go to pet co they do training there. They can work with them together or seperate.
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