Two weeks and all is well.
As you can see the girls are getting along ok. Not to say there haven't been any squabbles. One last week over a scrap of food (Jenny doesn't like to share.) and one today due to overstimulation during a play session. It happens. They are still always supervised and are doing pretty good. I am doing some behavior modification and using management to deal with the resource guarding. I am very happy with how well they have all meshed together at this point.
I wish I had my camera with me the other day when Jack and Jenny played a game of tug with a rope toy. Jenny, unlike Missy, actually plays tug. She doesn't grab the rope and give the death look provoking Jack to give it up and walk away like Missy does so it was a blast to watch. Jenny apparently believes she CAN get the toy from Jack using force alone. Silly girl!
On another note: For anyone interested in dog behavior there is a great magazine I came across called Off-Lead and Animal Behavior. www.off-lead.com I have gotten the last two issues and I really like the info they provide.
Bark magazine also has some good info and Patricia McConnell PhD. writes a fantastic behavior column regularly I really enjoy. www.thebark.com Not to be missed are also the articles by Patty Khuly DVM. (also known as Dolittler. Blog link at right.)
Of course if you are in Maine I highly recommend the Downeast Dog News monthly paper too. www.downeastdognews.com I am unsure of the complete area they cover but there are advertisers from throughout New England so it is pretty wide. (And you can get a subscription too!)