|10-09-2013 10:30 AM|
Thanks for the replies.
I realize I didn't make myself very clear. She does "step" outside, but then waits outside at the door until I put Suki out, even when she really, really has to eliminate. Should I just close the door and keep Suki inside every now and then, so Teddy doesn't think she's in control of Suki?
|10-08-2013 07:11 PM|
Jo - if it were me, I'd mix it up. Technically, when you open the door you are asking your pup to go outside. By waiting, the command has become a grey area. She will go, but when she's ready.
So I think sometimes I'd make her go out and sometimes I'd let her wait. So she'd think I'm still in charge. It's all about keeping them confused that keeps us in the driver's seat.
|10-08-2013 06:58 PM|
|Nikitta||Personally, if it doesn't bother you and Teddy doesn't hurt Suki, I wouldn't think it was a big deal but that's just my opinion.|
|10-08-2013 06:47 PM|
Should I Stop This Behavior
Hi, everyone. It's good to be back. I've forgotten how reading here is so encouraging.
Anyway, I have two dogs - Teddy, my gsd, and Suki, my shih tzu. Lately, I'll put Teddy outside, and she waits at the door for Suki before she runs out to eliminate. She'll do this first thing in the morning, when she is dancing around because she has to go so badly! But...she wants Suki out with her. They're not really best friends, although they can be friendly, and will lie at the foot of the bed next to one another. I'd like to know if this is controlling behavior? Once both are outside, they pretty much ignore one another.
Of course, the kids and I think it's hilarious, but I need to know how to handle this.