my 3 y/o female GSD is being aggressive with new pup
by susan h
(bakersfield ca usa)
Hi, I recently adopted a six month old blue nose pit male. He is adorable and very sweet, non aggressive and only wanting to please. He has bonded great with family and household.. EXCEPT for our 3 year old prima donna.. We made the mistake of letting her out the first day the pup was in the yard.. delivered from friend. She ran to the gate and charged the puppy on leash and outside the gate. !!
I realize they should have been introduced in neutral ground. since that did not happen.. How can I diffuse the situation and get her to be open minded.. calm and assess the puppy? Now i do not trust her in the same room with us when the pup is one room i have had to move her outside or different room. I tried o get then to sniff etc with each being held.. but she showed so much anxiety i dont trust her off hold. She was a rescue dog as well and had alot of trauma dealing with other dogs from what i have learned. she is a perfect dog other than this issue..what do I do?