Discussion in 'Pets and Animals' started by Alicia Leonard, Sep 10, 2008.
Good luck! I'm happy for you...
Beautiful girl! Congrats on using Alaquqa too. Was Guiness still there? I wish I had room for her but we are full at the inn!
Our three still try to jockey for position but they mostly defer to Griff. Food is the only real issue. We have to feed separately.
Don't know if I understood your post or not, aleo, but I would definitely go with separate bowls for eating. They can probably share a water dish. That how we do it with ours and it works fine.
Mr OL is addicted to this show. Cesar is his hero.
AL, so happy for you. She's really beautiful. I'm sure they'll both come around soon and be best buddies.
My two always had separate bowls for everything. I just broke up WWIII in my kitchen with a dish towel. Lexie went after the cat and Shyann went after Lexie.
But Lexie has almost already learned to sit on command
Glad I have a dog crate, to keep them separate at night and when I'm not home.
Thanks everyone for the sweet words.
She is beautiful aleonard! Congrats to you & Shaynn! I'm so glad you got her from Alaqua....and I'm sure she is glad too! What a lucky dog.
Got more pics? How old is she? They will adjust to one another over time I'm sure.
This is where they started after dinner.
A little bit later.......
They finally napped like this for about an hour.
Took them outside and now Shyann is sitting and making mean face at Lexie while Lexie is in the crate for the night:roll:
I think they will be fine. I am more concerned about Lexie and the cat. I've said "no!" more this afternoon than a two years olds mom
We are all about to get some rest. Nite, Niite.
Awwwwwww...............good luck, aleo. Get some rest.
I know who the boss is.....the one on the pillow at the head of the bed! Thanks for posting more pics, love her pink collar.
When I first got Sweetie, 11 years ago, my step-dads best friend was a vet, he told me to be seen as the alfa dog to always eat first (alfa dogs eat first) handle her food a lot (alfa dogs are in charge of the food) and not let her sleep on the bed to make her sleep on the floor beside the bed (alfa dogs sleep in a higher position overlooking the pack) she turned out a wonderful sweet dog. Well.....she does sleep on the bed now, but did not in the beginning when she was young. I'm sure these apply with two dogs, like everyone else said, let Shyann go first.
Congrats AL! I'm so glad Lexie found a home and you found another friend to share your world with.
I nominate this thread as The One We All Needed At Just The Right Time!
Can't wait for the next report!
I'll second that !
Well, we got through the night. Lexie did good in her crate. Waited till I let her outside this morning to do her puppy business. Shy is still making mean face, but so far no throw downs. Lexie is looking away and acting submissive towards Shyann.
BB, I thought you'd like the new pink collars. Lexie's has poka a dots and Shyann's is pink with rhinestone bling on it.
I get to work from home today, so, more bonding time
Aleo...could you set up a live stream for us?
Only if I have a hat cam so you can watch me run around and break up trouble, before it starts.
I am a little confused by some of the advice I've read on the sites. Some say to reprimand the alpha dog and others say to leave them alone and praise after the confrontation. I've been saying "NO!" to Shy when I think she is going to go after Lexie and it seems to be keeping things at bay right now.
My thoughts exactly!
A - call Nikki Tudge at Pet butler. She has Aussies and she's a trainer. She can probably give you some great tips. Sorry, I don't have her number handy, but she's in bonifay.
You guys are so sweet. Where's SeaGrove Girl.......I need puppy advice and I think she has like 7 or 8 pups. SGG..........I need integration advice.
Thanks SSB........I'm going to call Laurie later today and give her an update and ask for a little advice, as well.
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