MaryellenK Posted September 12, 2016 Share Posted September 12, 2016 About 7 weeks ago we brought in a 2nd cairn into our family. Finn is a sweet dog but much larger than our girl Jax and is much more aggressive at play than Jax. In the beginning, they seemed to enjoy roughhousing with each other with Jax yelping when Finn got too rough or us intervening. We limit them to short intervals together since Finn is still being housebroken but is a few months older than Jax who is 16 months. Today however, Jax seemed afraid of Finn, yelping at him when she sees him running towards her to play...warning him I guess to stay away, then she hid under the furniture where he couldn't reach her. We've also seen that Finn will growl at Jax at times which results in a reprimand. It's odd because they seem to love each other when we walk them and will go nose to nose licking each other when we are holding them or they are both on a leash. Is this behavior normal while they establish dominance? Is there something we should be doing to smooth the adjustment to each other? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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