Mack is a Rottie we adopted. He is a lovable dog but within a day or two it was obvious he had been abused and neglected by former owners.
We have 4 Dashounds and 2 Boston Terriers. We've had Mack about 7 months now. We introduced him slowly to the rest of the herd. He fit in right away and got along very well with everyone.
The last 3-4 days he has made a point of snapping at the Bostons. Yesterday he pulled one off my lap and dropped him on the floor. I thought he was jealous so took him outside and played a bit. Last night at 2am i woke to a dog fight. The Boston wasnt hurt but he was very scared. I put Mack in the kennel and he grumbled at me. Not growling more like complaining.
Today I tried to keep either him or the Bostons crated all day taking turns in 2 hour sessions. When we were bringing Mack in from outside one of the Bostons(the female this time) was getting a drink and he grabbed her and bit her.
My son grabbed him and yelled at him Bad dog Bad boy and Mack growled at him. Really growled. I was afraid he was going to bite. Mack went into the crate and we are back to 2 hour sessions.
I don't know what to do. I don't want to have him put down but certainly don't want to risk my children or my other dogs. Does anyone have any ideas?