|11-15-2012 01:12 AM|
and yup. Spirit is almost reaching the adulthood stage
|11-15-2012 01:09 AM|
Spirit is 7 months. Definitely no shortage of dog hair in my life -- she's blowing her coat right now.
Thank you, Zeeva
|11-15-2012 12:50 AM|
|Zeeva||I saw Daisy in another thread (I think the what other breed you have thread?). Beautiful. I'm partial to long haired dogs but I can barely maintain my long haired cat so I wouldn't get one. How old is Spirit?|
|11-15-2012 12:46 AM|
I think this was an important lesson for Spirit. Daisy didn't over-correct him, it wasn't a dog fight by any means. I haven't seen anything from these two that would give me concern that they'd get into a real fight. Spirit is much too accommodating for that, and Daisy -- well, Daisy might be too old now to fight. Not sure about that, but maybe. I'll keep a close eye on them, always do. We're a peaceful family here, we all get along. I won't let that change.
|11-14-2012 11:44 PM|
I agree Daisy sounds like a great mentor/teacher. I've read that there comes a time when puppydom antics are no longer accepted by an adult dog. Probably just reaching that stage. They grow up so fast. :::tear:::
Sweet story c:
|11-14-2012 11:11 PM|
|PatchonGSD||Daisy sounds like a great teacher.|
|11-14-2012 11:07 PM|
|Nigel||Daisy must have finally had enough. We have been introducing our two to my mother in laws 3 month old pup. Tuke will correct Ranger, sometimes very firmly, Zoey will to some degree, but she'll usually look to us, like do something with it please.|
|11-14-2012 10:58 PM|
|11-14-2012 10:36 PM|
Just...as an fyi...I'd never give a high value item like that when both dogs were together.
If I did that here, we'd never get them apart...! You may need to crate when high value treats are given and keep things picked up from now on.
|11-14-2012 10:33 PM|
Spirit may have lost his puppy license tonight
He's been taking things away from Daisy, my 12-year old golden retriever, for some time now -- toys, food, anything he can. She's been so patient and tolerant. This evening, Spirit tried to take the bone she was chewing on and she gave him a bloody nose. He cried Afterwards, he stayed behind the coffee table and just watched her.
I think tonight may have been a turning point for the two of them. This is the first time Daisy has ever corrected him like this. She's been the best mentor for him, I couldn't have asked for better.
Spirit's being very quiet this evening now. I think he's reflecting on the meaning of it all. Growing up, serious business