Finally got our new puppy Sat afternoon. I am exhausted. We brought her home and since she was so young (I have not had a puppy this young before, they have all been 4 to 6 months before this) I did not want to chance taking her to a park to introduce her, as she has had only one set of shots, so we had to do it when we got home. We let our 6 yr old ACD sniff her while she was still in the carrying crate, which initiated only growling and snarling. Great. He didn't do that with the Corgi! He was doing alot of growling and barking and scaring her, so I told him no. That means I told him "NO", we do voice command and hand command. The cat also hissed and growled at her. This has not been easy. She tried to charge the cat, but I do not trust the cat and I don't want her hurt at this point, so I am definately keeping those two separated. After not letting the ACD bark at her, which was stupid on our part, he began acting afraid of her, and that was NOT good. So I had to turn the tables so that they can settle their doggy thing. I did this by gating the kitchen and letting her out while he was in his spot behnd the couch. When she poked her nose back there he barked and growled. SO later he came and sat outside her pen (I have it in the kitchen) and barked and growled at her for about 7 minutes at least. Got it out of his system. I didn't like ti because it scarerd her silly, but I think he just needs to establish the pecking order and that way he will be more accepting as we go along. Am I right or wrong? They have been better so far today. She is very intelligent (she is a standard schnauzer) and has had only 2 accidents. She has been excellent about going outside and learning things. After convincing my husband that the name I chose was better than his, we have settled on "Deena". I have not yet figured out what her registered name will be, as I had to promise the breeder will will show. She has very good lineage, excellent as a matter of fact. We will be going to the place recommended by the SSCA club called "Jump Start" for all the training we will need help with. The other dogs were MUCH easier. This one is exhausting. Besides safety measures in helping the dogs adjust (when I had brought my corgi home the ACD instantly accepted him and babysat him. This is what I expected when I brought her home and I am not getting yet) She is doing a lot of fussing and whining. I figure part of it is due to a new place and being separate from her litter mates, but I need to know how MUCH attention is healthy for her. Thanks.