We currently have a 20lb pug mix "on loan" from the animal shelter. They let you take them for a week to see how they work in your home with your animals, kids etc. If it doesn't work you return the animal with no guilt. They call it a doggy play date.
We have a sweet, non-aggressive, 80lb German Shepherd/lab mix and we wanted to see if they would work.
The new pug turns out to have a much higher energy level and a more boisterous personality then our dog.
Our dog doesn't seem interested in her much. More like she is tolerating her. The new dog will come lay down by her and our dog will get up and move away from her. Our dog doesn't want to share toys with the new dog. She will take them away from her and give them to me or stack them on the couch where the new dog can't get them. Twice she has snapped at her over toys. Last night my dh was working on training both the dogs at once. Our dog got a treat when she did what my dh asked. The new dog tried to snatch the treat from our dog and our dog bit her in the head hard enough to cut her and draw blood.
I think it is time to call this quits. We have her to see if they are compatible and they obviously are not. I think we are in a potentially dangerous situation. I don't want the new dog getting really hurt or worse and I don't want our dog to turn aggressive. I thought this was a no-brainer and we should return the dog.
My dh thinks we should keep the new dog and that we can train them to get along and that in a year or so everything will be fine as the new dog gets older and settles down.
I think if we keep her we are setting ourselves up for a very bad situation.
Please give me some input! Thanks!