Jake is having a little harder time than Isabella at adjusting to Champ. They've gotten along fine outside for the most part, but things have been a bit...dicier...inside, when food, treats, and human attention are around. Jake and Champ are separated during mealtime to cut down on any confrontations, and I've started rotating the two between playtime with Isabella outside. I know I can't do that forever-- or at least, I certainly don't want to-- but I'm not sure if it's just a matter of adjusting or something more that I need to do. Jake has not been fixed yet, but we plan to take care of that soon. Training of some sort may be required, too. I know Jake wants to establish his "rank" or place in the pack or whatever, but I just don't want it to be at Champ's expense.
Any helpful suggestions are welcome. I am a bit sensitive about this topic, however-- I believe in having happy, healthy, and well-behaved pups that get along with each other and others' dogs, and the fact that these two aren't getting along smoothly really bothers me-- so any derogatory or negative comments will be deleted.