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I brought home a 4 month old Great Dane puppy yesterday. I got him from a rescue that had a large litter. I have 3 other dogs and I introduced them one at a time. I haven’t had any issues with growling or fighting at all. The Great Dane is timid and skiddish to new things which I think will just take some time as he was just separated from his litter mates and is in a new home. I have no trouble at all crating him and he made it all night without a potty break. All seems well, but here are the odd things. First, he follows me everywhere like glue outside and in the back half the house, but he refuses to go beyond the kitchen to the front of the house and that’s where my family room and office are located. I can drag him beyond but as soon as I let go he goes back to the kitchen or another room back there. Any idea what is going on? Second, he just started stepping in between me and my other dogs if they get too close. No growling or anything but I’m worried it will turn into being possessive and a fight. I’ve only had him 24 hrs. How do I squash this? Third, he sniffs the other dogs and let’s them sniff and stuff, but he doesn’t play with them at all. He just doesn’t act like a puppy. Is it the breed, is he just a puppy that warms up slowly, something else? ... thank you.
 

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He's new and will have to learn everything.
1. You just brought him home, he has to get used to things.
2. He's young from a rescue, and probably never stayed in a house. He will eventually explore more.
3. You are the only stable thing in his current world, you provide security ... for the next two months.
4. I don't know about him stepping in between you and other dogs. I could understand if he stood behind you. You might sit on the ground to play with him and with the other dogs, to help him understand that everything is Ok. When he sees you play with the other dogs, he may slowly gain more confidence and join in the play...
 

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What your describing is pretty common behavior in mastiff breeds.

Hanksimon is pretty much spot on in what is going on.

Also there generally fine with other dogs.
It actually sounds like he has correct and good temper.

Though get ready for the fear stages in a few months, for these it is best not to react to whatever he keys on as scary and just walk him past it as if nothing is going on.
Between 12 and 18 months your going to get the teens stage and it will require re-enforcing the basics, as they will try to test the rules to no end.

Also mastiff breeds are velcro dogs as your learning, there not a outside dog and will always want to be by your side.

Best wishes with the pup.
 
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