Help! I've adopted a PC dog and I apparently have a bit of a GFG dog! I know this board is for the kids; but I've seen several general discussions about rescue dogs and thought someone might have some advice. I've adopted many dogs before, but never experienced this issue – and I think it’s because of the older dog’s personality.
We have a new dog we adopted from the shelter recently, a 4 month old female black lab (mix likely, but looks and acts all lab). She has done very well in terms of basic obedience training, so she's smart; but she will not leave my 3-year old cavalier alone; regardless of how aggressive the cav gets (he's a male) or what we do. We’ve done all the normal things like limited time, walking together, supervised “quality” time together, etc. But the pup acts as if she never learned how to "act" in a pack?
To make a long story short – the GFG is the cavalier, extremely spoiled and a bit picky, but will do absolutely anything as long as you are gentle with him. A rough, aggressive voice (loud is ok) will send him running and make him completely unresponsive.
Since I can’t change the personality of my GFG dog, any suggestions on how to get the lab to back-off a bit? I’m open to any thoughts and suggestions. The lab is beautiful, smart and sweet, like my PC – bouncy and full of life. If PC figured it out with his brother (human, not dogJ), there has to be a way to get the pup to do so.