Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Dogs Name: Kelly
Titles: CD Obedience & Therapy
Dogs Age: puppy
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We baby sit our sons and xGF YorkiePoo litter mates often.
- but our Amy was 5 years old when the little puppies came...and the interaction was very-very easy with a well trained adult girl
- over the years, little boy Trevor thought he was the boss (all 7 lbs...LOL) and dobe Amy only really growled at him once, when Trevor tried to steal her fresh marrow bone...I laughed my head off, the sweet dobe was finally pushed enough
- often the big dobe and little boy slept on the couch or chair together and both shared the master bed at night with Mom & Dad
If the adults went out to a restraunt (for an hour), big & little dog(s) were left unsupervised with free reign of house...never a concern or issue.
After Amy passed, we got puppy dobe Kelly (very full of energy) and she was really too much in the playful spirit (at 10 weeks old) for little Trevor.
- first few visits
Took this Dad a full month to train Kelly to all house manners, now the 3rd little Trevor visit, went much better.
To keep Kelly calmed down (initially) I resorted to leashing our new pup to the computer table leg sometimes...then we saw little Trevor baiting her with teeth-growls, at a safe distance of one foot out of Kelly's reach...O'h the dynamics, and the shift of power.
Trevor liked gentle Amy, but the new puppy not so much...he-he...Trevor (aka Mr. T) is a jealous boy...and he is a real pouter, with head down.
- Mom has to hold Trevor, more now until Kelly and him figure out their roles and boundaries
Getting a dober pup when your home for the summer school break, makes a lot of sense...some can be a handful, to start with.
------------Kelly & (Amy - RIP @ 11.7 y/o)
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