10-16-2009, 01:25 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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It's a little different when brinign home a new dog, to your existing dog. It's difficult for both, very often.
Start taking them for walks together (like right now-it's not too late midnight is fine....ok fine maybe tomorrow) -they learn very quickly that they are part of a 'pack' with you as the 'leader'.
I've done this with troublesome dogs who don't do well with others. It is INCREDIBLE how much difference some walks together make! Even one walk, and you see a difference.
What would have been ideal, is when you brought home the new dog, to keep her outside, bring your lab out, and go for a walk together. Then bring the two in together; So that there is less territorial behavior.
Anyways, like the others said, she'll need time. And I highly highly suggest the walks.
Keep us posted on your progress! Welcome to the forum!