My husband and I just adopted a 3 year old female long hair chocolate mini dach. She gets along great with my kids and while shes alone with my male yorkie. But if she's next to me and my yorkie tries to come see me, she growls at him. I just say no everytime she does it to hopefully break her of it. Her previous owner had a male cat that she had no problems being with. Is that about the only thing I can do? Also, her coat is so beautiful and not too long or too short but the hair on her ears is matted up pretty badly, it's really pitiful. Any advice on maybe some home remedies to fix the hair issue without having to use a groomer?