Vader and Chole

6 replies [Last post]
ladygertievader's picture
Offline
Joined: 2016-03-28

I have a 7 yo male rescue Vader.I recently rescued an 8 yo female red that is overweight . The previous owner was feeding her Pedigree dry food. It has been 4 days now and Vader will not play with Chole or give her the time of day. He shows his dominance towards her by trying to be the first one in and out of the house,first one up and down the stairs. I take them both for walks together with no problem.Vader does not like to play in the yard,but when Chole and I go to play in the yard he has a fit and wont allow it to happen.Same thing inside the house . Yesterday we came home from work , i took them both for a walk, fed them,and proceeded to play with Vader.Chloe kept coming over to join in.Then without warning,they went after each other with teeth showing and snarling. Any suggestions please? I am on the brink of rehoming Chole which I dont want to do because she is just the sweetest dog.Every time she comes near me I get a dirty look from Vader and hes acting differently.Vader is ignoring us and being a jerk. Vader has been here for 15 months. When my fiancees daughter brings over smaller female dogs ,he acts like hes in love. He plays with them outside. Hes totally differnet with them.Sometimes these females will stay 2 weeks which he never has a problem with.Why is he  being so aggressive to Chole and not to the other females? The other females are smaller dogs of different breeds. I know its only been 4 days but I dont see this situation getting better and would hate to come home one day and find a dog fight has occurred.Chole is your typical lovebug that does nothing but give kisses and wants to be near us.

Joined: 2012-10-28

Pet Profiles

Please update us. It seemed to me like they needed more time.

How are things going now? 

I've alwys wondered if our Bella would make a positive transition from 1 dog to to dog family.....

Some dogs require a bit more time to acclimate to another dog in the home. It can take several weeks. Feed them seperately, walk/exercise them individually, etc.... If you can gate them in seperate areas that would be best. Two people walking them together is a really good way for them to get used to each other. 

I hope it works out.

talisin's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-02-25

Oh wow thank you for saving the female!!! I hope with the great advice here you can work this out.....sounds nerve racking

ladygertievader's picture
Offline
Joined: 2016-03-28

9 -24 -17 UPDATE. Its now been 5 weeks and progress is slowly but surely getting there.She is definitely a daddys girl and velcro dog.We go in the backyard to play and Vader and Chloe will run around for a while and then when Chloe has had enough,her fur will go up and her teeth will come out.They both walk excellently together on the double leash.Vader still doesnt like to share his toys with her.For a 9 yo dog,she has a lot of energy.

I'm so glad you have stuck it out - kudo's to you! 

talisin's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011-02-25

sounds like a work in progress and doing well, remember most older girls take some work hahahaha

glad you didn't give up and have the patience