Can someone please tell me, in their experience, when you bring a new dog into the house, and your old dog seems less than pleased, is there something you can do to help them understand that you EXPECT them to both get along? Our old dog seemed to have really, really missed the dog's next door when they moved away with their owners so we got him a play mate. We even introduced them before we committed to the new dog and our old dog didn't seem to care either way so we brought her home. Our old dog does NOT like her coming up to him for any length of time, and especially doesn't like it when she's behind his hind end. He growls...not what we'd consider a serious growl, but enough to let her know, "Stay away from me!" We've done what we think is right - gave our old dog time alone with us, praise him at just the right times, etc., etc. It's barely even been 24 hours at this point but I'm desperately hoping someone can give me some pointers. We wouldn't want to have to find a new home for our new dog!
It just takes time for dogs to adjust to one another. 24 hours is not that long of a time. Let them work out who is the boss. Growling is not a bad thing, it is simply teaching the other dog what not to do. If either dog behaves in an aggressive manner, such as biting or attacking, then you may have reason to be concerned.
Give them time to adjust to one another and get used to having a house-mate, then I'm sure they will become the best of buds.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender,your dog.You're his life,his love,his leader. He will be faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion