⚠️ Honesty Post ⚠️ our little gray pig has a hard time with other animals. We started with slow 1:1 dog intros and while he showed promise, he just was clearly uncomfortable. For the last three weeks he had been in the care of a trainer and boarding facility a few hours away. Our hope was that he would be exposed to other dogs daily and learn that he is safe and can just be content. Our goal has never been to force him to befriend every animal he meets, but to learn to be respectful of them. When he has his gentle leader on, he is quite responsive, without he gets snappy and play sessions escalate quickly. Now that he has been home a few days, he continues to struggle integrating back into a life with his biological brother. Clark will lunge at Lewis for random things. They play like this in the video and then, as sort of visible at the end, it turns and we have to intervene. You can kind of tell throughout the video that Clark is giving Lewis signs that he doesn’t want to play anymore, but he doesn’t move nor does Lewis pick up on the cues. Typically, we see it happen before it happens so we redirect their attention to avoid scuffles, but I wanted to catch a video of some part of it so I could ask for help...... we don’t want to ‘give up’ on Clark. We know that there are so many factors in play, the biggest one being that they are still just babies. However, I have noticed Lewis becoming more snappy and adapting to Clark’s behavior since Clark coming home. Mind you, they do have their moments where they play just fine on their own or sleep together when mom or dad are involved which brings us to where we are now - confused and conflicted. If Clark is happier and less on edge without another dog in the home, we want to give him that. We want to make sure Lewis is happy and not walking on eggshells either. What if we wait too long and become more attached then we are? What if we wait too long and someone gets hurt physically? What if we wait too long? What if we give in to the what-ifs too early? What if we find Clark a home that is better suited for him and learn that a year later he is actually really great with other animals and just needed time? Thoughts?