The excitement has passed! There is an initial “get to know ya” phase that needs to be managed, in my opinion. Lots of short, positive interactions are my go-to. Eventually, I’m looking for this sort of interaction, where the new dog(Zeke in this case) isn’t a fixation anymore. He, Gandhi, is looking at the Hippytriever as “just another” playmate now as opposed to this new, exciting thing that makes him forget where he put his marbles.