As soon as Shine stops smelling pretty(end of heat), it will be easier. I'm not complaining, small price to pay to get to enjoy them. She is not in standing heat. I just don't want it to create competition between the boys.oh my this is going to be one busy and happy household!
I had quite the ride with my 2 boys. But I managed. I did it exactly like you wrote here, no toys, limited priviliges, i had to have Jack on leash inside the house for few days. He was barking at Darth, lunging at him, he was just a massive annoyance towards him, so to speak. (The sausage dog just minded his own business. I thought that our senior dachshund would be the problem, but oh no... Jack the "idranktoomuchredbull" was causing havoc). I did let Darth to set up boundaries, he wasn't agressive, it was sort of a normal correction. They are now tolerating eachother and Jack is a bit cautious around him. Meaning: he lets him go out the door first, if Darth is sleeping he leaves him alone, he watches where he steps - he did knock Darth down and for this old fella this wasn't acceptable , etc... They will never be "best buds" or play mates. (Iknew that from the start, age difference and temperament) And Darth is sort of a grumpy old man . If my daughter and Jack are playing and it gets a bit much with playful growling and chasing, he starts barking at them. In a way: "BEHAVE" or there will be death from ankles belowFor those considering bringing another adult dogs into your home. I do a few things that makes transition easier. All food, treats, and toys are given away from each other. No toys are left out, and couch, bed privileges are very limited. You do short, active play time, and then separate the dogs. You are learning about them, and they are learning about their new surroundings.
And watch their body language, around things of higher-value. By doing this you can stop a problem from occurring, before it becomes a problem.
Jasper and Hunter have very good temperaments. Even with knowing that, I handled them the same way, as I would handle unknown dogs.