Thanks for all of the comments and wonderful advice you have all given. I really appreciate it
Things still seem to be going well. I spent the day cleaning yesterday so last night I was relaxing on the couch trying to spend some time with the dog and I heard Dori hop over the gate to come into the living room as well. I told Brody firmly to stay put where he was and he did! This was a first since he has been there, every other time he has taken off after poor Dori. Dori just walked in and sat down in the corner of the room watching Brody. I told Brody again to stay, which he did so I gave him a treat. He continued to stay put until Dori started chattering at him, then he ran after her and she darted over the baby gate. I said "Brody NO, bad dog" and made him lay down. It was too late at that point to prevent it but I wanted to try to get him to understand he can't chase her.
Last night when we went to bed Brody kept barking from the living room. I had to get up several times to tell him to hush and lay down in his bed. This must have gone on for an hour at least. We took him out twice thinking maybe he had to use the bathroom, but I think he wanted attention. We just can not take the baby gate down yet so he can't come down the hall to sleep in our room. After him and Dori get used to eachother we plan to take the gate down and only use it to block 1 room for Dori. But for now, I don't know of anything else to do. He has 1/2 of the house so it is not like he is lacking any space he has plenty of it. I think it's just our company he wants at night.
This morning I got up and fed Dori and was taking Brody out when I noticed he had gotten sick (diahrea) all over his blanket. I had to clean up the floor (thank goodness they are wood) and wash his blanket at 5am! He seemed fine though this morning, so hopefully it was nothing serious.
Him and Dori both have vet appointments at 9:30 Saturday. Dori for her annual exam and shots and Brody for a check up and shots
I don't really know what they need to do with him since I don't know his history. I am very eager to get his eye checked out and find out an approximate age for him.
Training him is not very easy. I know it's only been 5 days but it seems like he just doesn't want to listen. He does something good, and I prase him and give himt reats, but then it seems like we go backwards instead of forwards. I am not expecting a miracle, I know this little guy is in a strange place and I have no idea where he came from. I am being as patient as I can with him, but as I mentioned before, I am truly not a dog kind of person. Brody has grown on me though and I will do anything to make sure he is safe and I know this is going to eventually work out and be fine. I am impressed with the progress of him and Dori getting along, I am so proud of my girl
But there's a part of me that in a way wishes his owners would call and are wonderful people. I hope this doesn't make me a terrible person. These feeling do not in any way hinder my care for him. I set the time aside to cuddle and play with him, and work with him on the leash training, it's just a feeling I get. I have been overburdened with school and work in these past few weeks, the next 2 weeks I have a lot on my plate in that department and I think I am just feeling overwhelmed.
Wow, sorry for writing a novel to you guys