We had 2 Canaan dogs (1 female [Kamali] and 1 male [Matey], 8 and 9 respectively) that essentially grew up together (1 litter apart).....and we thought the idea of introducing a 3rd dog (4 yo femail Kali) into the mix would be easy. And for the most part it was. we put them on neutral ground. they got acquainted......no aggression issues.
But within a few days we had obvious problems. For no apparent reason Kamali was hiding in the closet and within a day we had witnessed Kali biting onto the backside of both dogs. Not good.
We couldn't see any signs of what was causing this. We were perplexed.
We reached out to DogSmith and they gave us direction. Now, we were 5 states away, but they gave us guidance and a plan. And now, 2.5 months later we have a different, happy pack. No incidents and they are able to share space under supervision. We worked with the dogs everyday on being calm around each other in close interactions, when people arrive, and in close spaces.
We got results but it took work, and frankly without some direction, I don't know if all the time we spent would have been effective, but DogSmiths gave us what we needed. And together we all have a better, happier pack (including us people)!!!.