Hey! So this past Friday my family and I adopted our new family member! A 4y/o male chow chow/ australian sheperd mix. He was rescued from an overpopulated shelter in Atwater, California and sent up to Washington. We met him 3 weeks ago and fell in love. Sadly he came down with kennel cough and though he was ours he had to be placed in foster. This was mainly due to the fact that he needed to be neutered still. Alas, after many weeks of preperation and anticipation we got to take him home! He's been doing good, aclimating well but I keep doubting myself and how we are welcoming him. We have two cats who have yet to meet him. Apparently he chased a cat at his foster because of poor introductions. He shows little sign of a prey drive, yes he gets excited by squrriels but he is gentle with toys and not a fan of barking. Maybe a bit of a chaser though. Anyway, we want to kennel train him but with his cone it inhibits us from starting. He can sit on command with a treat though and is very responsive to corrections. Ok, but to get to my point I've had some puppy blues. I miss having my usual routine with my kitties by my side and I worry I am ruining their lives. Not to mention, our dog, Naches is his name, is by our side constantly and since we can kennel train him yet we can't get him use to us leaving. This is an issue since this coming Friday nobody will be home for an hour. I'm blessed to have my family in support for welcoming this pup but I just need some reassurance that I'm not setting him up for failure and that I can get my cats back to a comfortable reality asap.