|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
|1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.|
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
2nd dog added to family, figuring out who is alpha?
Join date : 2017-10-21
Location : Southwest Harbor, Maine
|Subject: 2nd dog added to family, figuring out who is alpha? Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:21 pm|| |
We just rescued a super sweet 2 year old husky/shepherd mix as a companion for our current 6 year old female husky. She loves playing with other dogs at the dog park, ones we meet on trails, and we often times have friends over who bring their dogs over for play dates. Our current dog, Bella has always been so docile and submissive, but since having our new dog, Scout here she has bared her teeth at him over toys (which she's never interested in before he came alone), and the couch. We are baffled!!
Does anyone have any advice on what we should do? I've heard to let the dogs figure out who is going to be alpha, and that they will work it out themselves. Does anyone have experience with this type of behavior? We want our new pup to feel safe and happy, but also want our current pup to feel less on guard.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: 2nd dog added to family, figuring out who is alpha? Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm|| |
When you run across dogs outside, your Bella doesn't have to be worried about them because they're here now, gone tomorrow (or at least shortly.) But you've done the unforgivable - you've brought another onto her turf!
But there is hope, I have three dogs - all rescues, all at different times and they generally co-exist peacefully.
By 'protecting her toys and her couch' she's saying "Look juniour, I was here first and you're going to do what I want!" or growls to that effect.
To help you get started, remove the toys - they're an unnecessary distraction. If Bella wasn't interested in then she won't miss them.
If she's allowed on the couch by you and he's not then you're sending mixed signals. It's going to solve a lot of problems if they have the same rights and privileges (as ordained by you.)
Beyond that, it is best to let them work it out themselves - oh, that doesn't mean you have to allow bloody, down out mean behaviour, that has to be unacceptable. Let Bella growl at him, let him nip her, that's the way things work. Eventually things will sort themselves out - and in a lot less time than if you interfere every time they even look cross-eyed at each other. Sibling have spats, parents generally don't interfere - in this case you have two siblings ...
“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”
2nd dog added to family, figuring out who is alpha?
|» The complexities of Diabetes |
by aljones Yesterday at 3:09 pm
» Please...we need advice when it’s time to euthanize our sweet guy
by RAHUSKY Yesterday at 2:28 pm
» Hello again!
by TwisterII Yesterday at 11:49 am
» Leo's Scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:23 pm
by Lostmaniac Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:19 pm
» Togo's Life Yason Spark
by bella99 Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:06 pm
» Help, husky has weird itch at the end of a walk?!
by amymeme Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:06 pm
» In Memory of Raven
by Windfishin Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:53 pm
» Hip dysplasia xrays
by TwisterII Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:42 pm
» The Desert Pack
by amymeme Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:57 pm
» Recall Information
by Lostmaniac Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am
» My Walls Need Help!!
by Lostmaniac Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:02 am
» Storm scrap book.
by Liv_Skye Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:44 pm
» Apollo Scrap book
by Liv_Skye Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:43 pm
» Tell me about this breeder
by Lostmaniac Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:00 pm
» Oc raw freezedried
by TwisterII Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:18 am
» Spider being spider
by Lostmaniac Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:32 pm
» The adventures of squirt
by Liv_Skye Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:47 pm
» Puppy dog presents
by TwisterII Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:19 am
» Mishka's (Kohdi's lil "sister") scrapbook
by RedFlashFire05 Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:39 pm