New guy is very sweet and loving, seeks attention, wants to be petted all the time. he is used to travelling in the car and is housebroken so he hasn't been a yard dog all his life. He won't tolerate anything going over his head and will growl when I put the leash on him, I ignore him and he hasn't made any attempt to do more than growl. He is good on the leash, walks nicely and seems to think of this as his home. He knows where he lives and will bark when someone is at the door.
Ezra hasn't been to pleased about the whole new dog thing and will growl if he comes to close when she is in her bed, also she growls at him if he seeks too much attention form me. I am not having it and she get sent to her bed when she growls. They are fine when passing in doorways and fine when in each their bed in the same room. When in the garden they tend to ignore each other although new guy makes a huge effort to mark where Ezra has peed.

That said New guy has taken to guard Morten, he will not allow Ezra to seek contact with Morten. When Ezra walks up to Morten he cuts her off and growls, he tries the same with me, but so far no luck with me, as I am not having it, Morten finds it harder to control.
We have just been to the vets as new guy had a cough, vet suspects it is kennel cough but could not examine him as he went for her the minute she tried to touch him. Luckily the vet was fast so he didn't manage to bite her. This is a problem as his second vaccinations are coming up in 2 weeks time and he can't get them if the vet can't get close to him, nor can we go through the micro chip thing and the pet passport thing. We have just bought a muzzle that Morten will have to get him used to for vet visits, this will probably turn out to be difficult due to his "nothing goes over, around or on my head" attitude.
Well we will see what happens over the next couple of days. He is going back to the rescue if he doesn't stop his controlling manners with Ezra, and if he can't behave at the vets. I would hate it if we have to return him, as I would feel it as if I have failed him, but I am not having him push Ezra around she was here first.
Oh well he is a nice dog, so we will see if we can't get a bit of cooperation from him.
Lone
Oh well he is a nice dog, so we will see if we can't get a bit of cooperation from him. Lone

Hi Lone
Thanks for the update on "new guy". I hope he settles in. I think it is just too new for both he and Ezra right now. Hopefully they will work it out soon.
I guess by the "new guy" report you haven't yet thought of a name?

Have a grand weekend. Maybe a stroll somewhere that is different to both of them will help.
Gwen
Hi Lone Thanks for the update on "new guy". I hope he settles in. I think it is just too ... they will work it out soon. I guess by the "new guy" report you haven't yet thought of a name?

- Nope still not, it is difficult. I guess we have to really get to know him first Emotion: smile
Have a grand weekend. Maybe a stroll somewhere that is different to both of them will help.

-The funny thing is that I can take both of them on a walk at the same time, with no problems at all, they can also be in the same room with no problems. We have a case of jealousy on our hands as far as I can tell. Time will show if we/they can work it out and if we can get him to the vet without him trying to take a arm of the vet.
Enjoy your weekend Emotion: smile
Gwen
-The funny thing is that I can take both of them on a walk at the same time, with no ... out and if we can get him to the vet without him trying to take a arm of the vet.

New Guy sounds like a Nice Guy. I hope he and Ezra work out their "issues" quickly.
Since you have a couple of weeks before the next vet visit, maybe you can work on making New Guy think that a muzzle is the bestest thing in the world, because he always gets a treat when it gets near him, then goes over his nose, then around his head. Just a thought.
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