Our vacation ended today, so we (and all four dogs) left my parents all alone with their new pup. I called down to check on her (and them) and everything's a-ok so far.
She had a little bit of an issue with Tango, but he's been a real gentleman, giving her plenty of leeway without telling her off. We'll see if she settles in as time passes.
My mom and dad are very active and at ages 62 and 72, respectively, they need a dog who can keep up with them. Each morning, they walk anywhere from 2.5 – 4 miles and any dog of theirs has to be able and willing to keep up! So far, Copper's up for the job.
She doesn't seem to have any issues with food or toy guarding, although she could sure use some leash manners. But it'll come in time. I left my parents with instructions on how to use her breakfast on their walks to reward her when the leash is slack. My dad picked up pretty quickly how to feed her when the leash is slack, while still walking.
Both my parents and Copper have lots of learning to do – I'll keep posting their adventures here.