Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Visiting dogs w/your dogs (traveling)-how do you?
My general rule is that my dogs aren't allowed to impose on others. My in-laws have an old Cocker spaniel who's gone deaf and has never been socialized with dogs. When we are at their house, I keep my dogs crated, outside, or gated in a room he is not using. They're not allowed to pester him. It's his house and we abide by his rules. Since he cannot hear and is old and sore, he doesn't like other dogs because he can't hear them coming and doesn't notice until they are right there in his face. So, my dogs have to respect this and leave him alone, or they are crated in a back room.
If the host dogs are inviting and playful, that's fine, but generally I do not expect the host dogs to change their rules/lifestyle to accomodate my dogs.