This is only my second post but the first one was very helpful so Im on to my second question. Here is the history:
We got Dane (7month old) about 6 weeks ago. A week and a half ago we got Bella (71/2 months) from a rescue. She is (or at least has been) sooooooo good with and for Dane. They have played, rough housed and done the B 500 many times in the past 11 days. Then a few days ago we took them to the dog park. We have taken them there several times in the past and it has always been a positive experience. However, several days ago when we went there was a very aggressive Whippet who's owner was to busy chatting it up with a blond on the bench to pay attention to his dog. He terrorized Bella until we could finally get to her (she is fast and he kept chasing her). Her shackles were raised and she was screaming every time he tried to "nip" at her. The next day (I wrote a health post on this) I took her for a walk and then to the dog park. She was very standoffish at the park and then when we got home she seemed very lathargic. Well, I assumed she had just gotten over-heated and I babied her for the rest of the day and today. Anyway, now she is growling at Dane and her shackles are at their height every time Dane tries to wrestle with her and play. Dane is like "What did I do?" everytime she does this. I should mention that we know little of her first home but we do know that one of the dogs there hated her and actually she was given up because they were afraid he was really going to hurt her. So she may have been hurt before. OK,,,,,,,all this for the questions. Do you think she will play with Dane the same anymore? What can we do to make her feel safe? Dane is a very low-key b – very mellow-- but he is really confused as to what happened to his fun playmate. Should we keep him away from her for a while? Thanks fore getting this far in the long post but I am really worried.