Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
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I posted information on exactly what you are looking for on your other thread, in regards to how to properly introduce the dogs, how to welcome the new one into your home, etc. Did you go over that information?
Now that they were introduced incorrectly, you will probably have a much harder time making them "okay" with eachother as first impressions are everything.
If you didn't read it, please go to the link I posted and check out those pages. Also, I do not recommend using a dog park as "neutral" grounds. While a dog park may be "neutral" to your dog and the new dog, it has TONS of smells of other dogs and other dogs may be present, both factors which could drastically worsen your situation.
Furthermore, right now, playing should not be the goal. The goal should be for them to be OKAY with eachother's presence and not reacting negatively to eachother's behavior. If they DO end up playing in a balanced, stable, and non-problematic manner then that is GREAT, but start small and take baby steps to get there.
The situation of the new dog coming into your house may not have been preventable, but it really is NOT a good idea to socialize a fearful, anxious, aggressive, or dominant dog with another dog that shares that same issue. That is asking for more trouble. It would be best to find balanced, calm, submissive, and/or neutral dogs who will not react when your dog does. Right now, your dog and the new dog are feeding off of eachother's issues.