We have three dogs- a 1 yr old female Great Pyrenees, a 7 yr old female Cocker Spaniel, and a 9 yr old male St. Bernard. The Saint is the newest addition, he's been with us for about three months now. We adopted the cocker two years ago, and brought the Pyr home when she was 9 weeks- both were from rescues. Our Pyr and our Saint seem to get along most of the time, but our Saint seems to get agitated when our Pyr goes in the living room. They are just fine outside, on walks, and everywhere else in the house- I never leave them unsupervised though, just in case. We have a fairly big house so keeping them separated indoors really isn't too difficult, but I wish we didn't have to. How can we tell the difference between playing and actual agression? What are some things we can do with our Saint to help him work through this? I don't think he's playing when he starts barking at her, but he also doesn't growl so I'm really not sure. How can I avoid fighting between the two of them, and how long should I expect the Saint to need to adjust to all of his changes? The other two get along wonderfully, and our cocker gets along really great with our Saint. He just doesn't seem to like our Pyrenees nearly as much as she seems to like him.
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Answer by spottedpony at 7:43 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:46 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Kari727 at 1:42 PM on Apr. 15, 2011