I'd like to preface this by saying you're going to do what you want to do and I'm legitimately fine with that, I'm the kind of person who will stand by and let people do what they want, tell them why it's bad if I disagree, but in the end it's their life not mine so their choice and I won't stand in their way. I'm just that kind of person.
That being said, the issue I have is that while it seems like you grasp ssa and the info being given that your attitude just still is slightly off, hey I may be interpreting wrong but I just want to make something clear before I congratulate you on your new puppy and wish you the best, really!
. You even said it yourself that your lab would get along with a rabid anaconda so it wasn't a problem....THAT'S BILL!!
If it becomes a problem, do any of you really believe a disabled veteran with two other dogs as pets, in need of a service animal would really allow the two males to hurt each other?! ......... but that is not something I would ever allow to happen. If it becomes a problem, then I will deal with it when I cross that bridge.
If I have to 100% supervise, then I will, if I have to rotate while we are at home, I will. As has been mentioned before though, please stop whipping a dead horse.
A) as for rfr's bill quote...heck I had a lab the same way, SHE was bomb proof, SHE wouldn't start anything....that's not the problem, it in NO way means that the dog who IS ssa won't go after that dog because that dog is the gender/hormones it is, regardless of how steady and non aggressive the "bill" dog is. My mom's dog and mabel get along great, she's a total "bill" ultra submissive, carefree etc...that hasn't stopped mabel from taking offense to her existence, granted she's reactive not ssa but the point is still the same, hannah can "do no wrong" by all true definitions but mabel doesn't see it that way. (well "didn't" we've thankfully had no fights in months but that's it's own story)
B) This is the part I want to clarify your interpretation on before I wish you luck and ask for puppy pictures when you pick him up. (the rest of the bolded)
You make it sound like you won't let ssa happen, like you'll never let any of your dogs harm each other period end of story....but i'm sorry if that's really how you see it you are far to confident. I was that cocky once and I had to break up a fight because of it. NEVER think you can stop it from ever happening, ssa or in my case dog reactive dogs are who they are and it's a big thick line in the sand with them, I like you or I don't...and if they don't...well I don't have a messed up thumb joint and my own dog with a scar on the top of her head and another with one on her leg for no reason. I thought I could make it work and I was wrong
I got cocky and thought I knew better and me and two dogs payed for it with thankfully minimal damage. I don't think that way anymore and my dog has had no fights since, she can only interact with a certain type of dog and I don't
Look I'm not trying to whip a dead horse, I just want to make sure that since you are insistent in pursuing this that you have the right frame of mind, you'll hear it said that people can do it, but trust me it isn't easy at all and it can turn deadly in a millisecond, it's never something most anyone would choose
to do for some pretty serious reasons!
You can't be cocky, you can't be not paying attention EVER, and you can't think you can make it work with training and etc... if he's ssa, that's who he is and always will be. If he displays ANY early stage signs, separate them then and KEEP them separated...