I would appreciate any feedback or help regarding my little Gryffin.
I rescued Gryffin who is an 8 year old corgi from someone that works at my vets office. I lost my 12 year old female corgi to cancer very suddenly in late July. A short time after I lost Annie, the worker talked to me about possibly taking little Gryffin from her and see if he would get along with my male corgi Jake. They are both pretty easy going neutered males.
Gryffin has a past histoy of physical abuse ( hitting him in the face and kicking him) he was rescued by the owner I got him from. She has 3 other corgis that were fighting with him and physically injuring him, stealing his food etc. She said he did a lot of pacing and never seemed to relax. I told her we can see if Jake and him would get along on a trial basis.
Luckily they get along beautifully. They play well together, sleep together no food aggression. It has been wonderful.
However on a few occasions, I will be petting Gryffin and he will yelp like I really hurt him, growl at me and then run away. He wants nothing to do with me when this happens and will run in to his crate and hide in the back corner.
He is for the most part very affecionate with his corgi kisses, loves to be near me and will snuggle up with me, He will lay by me for a awhile but then sits up suddenly, like he just can't relax 100%.
I have always tried to be extra gentle with him because of his history and have really fallen in love with the little guy.
He was very head shy at first but he now will let me pet him on the head. I would greatly appreciate any pointers or feedback. I really want his twilight years to be wonderful for him.