My 4 year old is jealous of our rescued 15 year old.
Recently we rescued a 15 1/2 year old Schnauzer, now called Rudder, that was dropped off at the local shelter because his family "didn't have anywhere to keep him". He was in pretty poor condition - matted, serious dental disease, skinny and in-tact, and he didn't know his own name. So after being shaved, having 14 teeth pulled and neutered, he came home to live with my husband and I and our 4 year old male Schnauzer, Schooner. The four year old is SLOWLY coming around but after almost a month, he still will growl, knock over and do almost anything whenever we give Rudder attention. Schooner will get between Rudder and my husband and I at every opportunity pushing the new guy away and exhibiting big signs of jealousy. We have tried to keep Schooner's routine the same so that he won't feel that his life has changed completely. Any advice on how to deal with or eliminate this jealousy would be so helpful!