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#21
Mixed with adorable?! By the way my daughter is 15. Tasha and Mattie are both three years old. Before we had the collies we had an older GSD that my daughter grew up with but didn't have any responsibility for. Tasha was brought home as a nine week old puppy for my daughter and we added Mattie (a rescue) a year later. Mattie came with lots of fears, her foster mom lived on a ranch so Mattie hadn't been exposed to lots of different things. It has been a great learning experience for my daughter and she loves our pups.
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#22
So, we just had our first incident...

I was in the office, my Wife was in the living room / kitchen with both Shaggy and Bella (caviler king), daughter was upstairs doing girl tings I guess.

The 2 dogs got into a scuffle, and while my wife was close at hand, she did not have a clear view of what happened. Both were separated, no injuries we can see.
Now Bella is scared to come into the living room and sit with my wife, this has never happened before, and Shaggy gets upset and growls under his breath when Bella comes near.

Shaggy is not fixed yet (waiting on his appointment) , Bella is.

Also, to complicate things, Bella is deaf, and can't hear Shaggy's warnings.....

So, we are all on eggshells now, trying to figure out what to do.

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#23
That is probably something to get a behaviorist in to check out.
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
Vet-Listed Birthday: May 2, 2014
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#24
Indeed
We are doing our best to not add tensions. They have passed near a few times with no vocal from Shaggy.

We are in a hole here with a dog in a new home that is not feeling well so pretty sure the stress of a new home and being sick at the same time is complicating the situation.

Shaggy is coming out of his shell a bit so I am sure we will also some personality change
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#25
Yes that will very much be the case - and like you said, if your first dog is also deaf, she may have missed a very important vocal body language and that just put everyone in a tizzy. Shaggy is probably blaming her for being inattentive and she is blaming him for lashing out unprovoked. It may take a while for each one to consider the whole ordeal was just a fluke. It just means you're going to have some pretty decent management for a little while until they figure each other out. Watch their interaction, be close enough to redirect someone if body language is going missed (simple as walking between them when you see one start showing appeasement or warning behavior that the other isn't heading), make as many interactions feel AWESOME as possible (treats, playing together, etc) - in general, just be a referee. They should figure each other out with time - especially when Shaggy is feeling better and a lot less grumpy.
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
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#26
Everyday he gets more and more active.
We are still making sure that the 2 have good interactions, and I found a trainer to start with once he is over his cough.

His personality is starting to show more and more.

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#27
Hi and welcome.

Shaggy looks like he has some spaniel in his breeding, he looks like a black and white with ticking.
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#28
So, yesterday was 1 week!!!!

Shaggz is getting better each and every day. He still has a bit of a cough, but it no where near like it was, and the "honk" is gone.
His appetite has increased, and so has his energy. Still trying to figure out what his "toy" will be.

He is much better up and down stairs, and has only challenged Bella the Caviler one other time, so 3 in total. The first was the physical confrontation, the other 2 were just vocal, where he was corrected and put on time out on his short anchor point in the house.

We have a feeling that prior to moving into our house, his house....
he was mainly an outside dog. He has no love for tile or wood floors, but is fine with the wooden steps, concrete, and LOVES the yard.

He came with a warning that he was a "marker" but so far has only marked outside.

He is a timid little fella, but seems to be coming along and out of his shell. He is super hard to resist when he looks up at you and wags his tail.....

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#29
Sounds like he is settling in nicely. Glad to hear his health is on the mend, he's a lucky boy to have landed in such a good home.
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