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imabusybee Sun 26-Jul-15 10:08:21

Marina arrived this morning! She was very nervous and shaking to start but quickly bonded to me which is good! We took her out to the field around the corner from our house where DP brought Monty separately & we introduced them. Monty tried to mount her & they had a falling out - annoyingly! Once we got back they were on separate sofas - Monty with DP & Marina with me - & Monty growls every time Marina goes over to his sofa! DP has been giving him lots of attention to make sure he's not feeling neglected so hopefully that will help.

Marina is much more chilled now - she investigated the house & experienced television for the first time! And is currently snoozing on the sofa next to me. We're taking them for a nice long walk in the woods at 11 which will hopefully help alleviate the tension!

Marina's training starts tomorrow - she's 10 months old but has had no training whatsoever so I've got my work cut out for me! She's surprisingly good on the lead (although still getting used to her collars - we've got an adaptil one on her too)

imabusybee Sun 26-Jul-15 10:09:51

More pics!

basildonbond Sun 26-Jul-15 15:30:13

Ah ... She's beautifulsmile

If you haven't seen this already this is a very good article about settling in a new rescue dog

Essentially give her plenty of space and time - try not to rush things and overload her - training will come in time when she's ready - the more relaxed she is the more receptive she'll be

atonofwashing Sun 26-Jul-15 20:01:50

Congratulations! She's lovely. grin

imabusybee Sun 26-Jul-15 21:53:45

Thank you! A few hours later were having some issues with Monty resource guarding but he seems to be fine with her on walks.. She's doing great otherwise only 1 accident today & she's very gentle and sweet with our cats after being introduced this afternoon. Overall a very busy first day she's tuckered out asleep with me now grin

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 26-Jul-15 21:57:31

She's beautiful. We are seven weeks in to adopting a 10 month old sprocker spaniel who has little previous experience of living in a house and having rules, having a second dog has helped him enormously. I hope it all goes well for you too.

groovejet Mon 27-Jul-15 07:07:28

What a pretty dog, hope she settle in well and she and Monty become good friends.

imabusybee Mon 27-Jul-15 11:02:52

She slept through from 1030 til 6 thankfully last night & thankfully didn't get up on the bed (where monty sleeps) & was happy on her blanket on the floor. However she's been a bit barking mad today at every sound or anything she can see. Since DP went to work the tension is much less between her & Monty so fingers crossed that improves.

Tried her with a few training sessions this morning & she seems to be getting the hang of sit! Very impressed. Only concern at the moment is separation anxiety - when I left her downstairs to get ready this morning she was barking & pacing for 10mins! I'm back at work tomorrow although won't be leaving her for more than 4 hours it's a worry!

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Tue 28-Jul-15 11:41:37

She's lovely. Good luck! grin

We have a Monty.

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