Just a quick question, we recently adopted our siberian husky bitch 2 months ago, since then she has settled in great at home with us with some training, but we thought she would like some company so we have recently got a 8 week old shepsky. (german shephard/husky)
We decided to introduce the two dogs slowly using baby gates and crate, our little boy is feeling very uncomfortable in the crate so we have took him out and let him use the full run of upstairs via the baby gate.. so our big girl has the full run of downstairs and they are completely safe.
They sniff each other through the gate, and mishka (big girl) has been putting her paw on him through the bars but is still very aware of any of his movements, archie(little boy) we can see all he wants to do is play with her.
We have brought them into the same room holding the older dog by the collar to slowly introduce more and let them sniff etc.. our puppy will lay on his back and let her do so.. we have also let go of her collar but she is very jumpy.. almost like excitable.. we know that our older dog isnt agressive but we are worried as we do not know if its exctivement or fear as we are uncertain of her history if she has been around other dogs before.. her hackles are raising everytime which she also does when she plays with toys! .. Mostly with the puppy she is with her tail raised side to side/sometimes low.. mouth open almost smiling but stiff , ears risen .. and she is pushing him over with her head..(mouth closed) and leaning her neck onto his body.. She is also whimpering at the puppy and whenever he licks her she jumps back
This is our second day and things are quieting down but we just want to make sure we are doing this correctly and safely.. as we want to start off the right way..
PLEASE HELP US