- Nov 3, 2005
She's beautiful. I'm so happy for you all. Keep us posted.
Well, I brought home Lexie this afternoon from Alaqua.
She is a sweetie and she and I are well on our way to bonding. She and Shaynn are another issue. Lexie want to be friends and shyann has nipped at her twice. I introduced them outside, but Shy was not happy. Lexie got a good bath and Shyann seems to be perkier than she has been since Sarge passed, if only because she is watching Lexie with hawk eyes. How long if you introduced another to your pack did it take for them to get along? How did you help them to work it out?
Al I want to be direct and positive...but... as u know I have two females Border Collies. One pup came home, then another in 6 month after that--those two only tolerate each other, they don't love each other, and still today they can "get into it" big time--"what is black and white and red all over?" Answer--sometimes my bloodied walls!!! My prayers are that you pack does better, I would talk with a proffessional trainer/dog therapist
Bad news for me-- two female Border Collies (12. 5 and 13 yr old )for me have equalled a lifetime of on and off problems.
I am pissed AL, you are going to end up a better BordCol parent, and pack leader than I ever hoped to be.
I guess some of us were born parents and pack leaders!!
You've had your two for a long time and they are both still alive, so you are doing something right, my friend
I have found the one thing Shy dislikes more than Lexie(she is really conflicted, bullies her, but whines when she is gone) and it is a glass of water. The trainer told me I should have doused them this morning with water, when they got into in the kitchen and then acted like nothing happened. I, before knowing this just screamed "UUUGGGGGG". After about three more tussles today, I calmly walked in the living room and poured a glass on water on their heads. The broke apart and looked at me like I was crazy. I behaved like nothing happened. Ask if they wanted to go outside in a happy voice and we then went outside and they played. The trainer also told me if they were not breaking skin or bleeding they had a 99 percent chance of working this out with in a month.
They are now sharing space in the bedroom(shys room) with no issue. Shy does not like getting wet Water, good to drink and for breaking up the puppy fights. It really does cool them off
So do you think a spray bottle would work? Or is that not enough water? I know it is just water but if you have carpet that can be kind of a pain. Congrats on your progress so far!