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When we first brought Lady here I knew I would have some minor "bumps" to overcome, due to the fact that I had a snooty male who doesn't like change lol. Buddy is a hound/pit mix, and is really a sweet boy, but he's not so quick at welcoming new comers. Of course he immeadiatly put Lady in her place, and I put him in his. As Lady grew more comfortable and stronger she finally gave Buddy the payback he deserved, and she is now above him in the pack, which was no big deal. Last night Lady decided that I had been neglecting her attention wise (I've been pulling 3hr shifts at our resale store) so she decided she would become a lap dog lol. I allowed her up into the recliner with me, and at the same time I reached out to pet Jazmyn a new foster who came in on Tues. When I did this Lady snapped! She immeadiatly lunged at Jazmyn, showing her teeth and growling. Now I am the only person Lady has ever "protected" attention wise. She'll share anyone else in the home with the other dogs, except me. I did jump up, and corrected her when this happened, then she went into time out in her cage. She has done this a few times with Buddy, I had been giving Lady kisses when Buddy came up to get some love, she went right for him and almost got me instead, I've corrected the behavior every time by pushing her back, telling her no and then showing her that I love the other dogs to. The only thing that I think I have done wrong is by being more personally attached and bonded to Lady, but I still give each dog the same amount of affection. My biggest concern with this is that Lady might try to hog me from one of my children. So far she has shown no aggression towards them at all, if she is on the couch with me and one of the kids come up she will let them onto the couch with us or she'll just get down and let them have me. She's affectionate towards both of my girls, but when I'm not up for fighting over, she's affectionate with the other dogs as well.