Thanks for the sympathy. It is tough. introducing a new dog is sometimes tough, but if there is a major size difference there is a real problem.
We had another fight this evening. My wife gave the son Scruff a play toy, because we are concerned that these guys have never had them. He played with it.We had a tug'o'war GREAT!. But Tess was really upset. She "hounded" Scruff and he really had a go. I hauled Tess of by the shoulders. I was seriously scared she would hurt the little guy. I actually think that the result is her just chesting him to the ground. But I can't chance it.
It's hard to be hard on my girl, when she has 9 years of exclusive history to protect.
I reckon that foster homing is not always the trouble. I think a couple of references were made about this in this thread. Fostering is stressful. Sure. Bit it will only maginfy what is there....IMHO
Somewhere in the chain there needs to be a fix. Not "I'm passing it on". Not "we love these guys anyway" etc etc.
Sounds like I will go to lessons........I just want these guys a full life.
Nick Peg n Benny (or is it Peg n Benny n Nick?)
(nTess, forever in my heart)