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11/29/14 11:45 A

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Seaglas - glad to hear they are getting on. Sounds like they will end up being great friends. Hope the trend continues
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11/29/14 8:58 A

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SEAGLASS, AH so! emoticon

BULLDOG, Saying no to tenant dog Oscar works great with his harrassing the dog I'm sitting this weekend. He loves her...too much sometimes.

FLOWERDALE,
My 9 lb mix has turned into a bossy bast. When he sees anyone he yaps more now than ever, and at one point I had him trained to some silence responding. The rules he created for Mom's dog were years ago, suddenly to us and permanently to him. Perhaps this recent increase in mouthiness is all my fault. Blame Mommy for not holding a tight boundary on self expression.
He has different barks for different problems versus requests. A few things he actually learned to indicate silently with body gestures. Wish I had the consequence for him on the rest of his big mouth.

A toy can disappear so barking to get one out of a kitchen cabinet or off the counter has worked. (Sharp NO!) But enough talk about Oliver's big personality.

CC is the Bichon/Poodle mix I'm dog sitting this weekend. She got me up early to walk and also kvetched through the night. Like a cat, she has just insisted on coming up into my lap as I type and kissed me; looking to settle down on me. Pets; we do love them so!

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11/29/14 6:01 A

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Thank you all for your advice - it seems they are learning to share and the new dog has got some confidence now and is stealing the toys right back again! They are getting along great!

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11/28/14 11:26 P

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just telling them no makes lizzie listen

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11/27/14 5:43 A

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Dale, check to see if your dog is OK, I have found that sometimes dogs attitudes change when they are either ill or are suffering from a pain of some sort.

I'm not saying this is definitely the reason behind the sudden change, but it's definitely worth looking into.

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Don't look at this as stealing. Dogs don't have our human sense of morality. One dog takes toys from another because he can. Having them be in different rooms some of the time or one outside and one inside can help. Also take them for separate outings sometimes.
Consider that your older dog may feel jealous of the new dog coming in, something that is very normal. Make sure that both will learn to release a toy to you on command for a treat and sometimes take toys away and store them out of their reach. This teaches them in a non-aggressive way that you are the leader.
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11/26/14 9:56 A

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SEAGLASS,
I live with a dog who played beautifully the first year or two I had him. Suddenly, he changed his whole attitude and will not let my Mom's dog have any toy or any attention from anyone. It matters not that there are two. His purpose is to own it all, regardless of which of our apartments he's claiming ownership of. He also barks at him, bossy, and is very verbal with all his communication to everyone for everything.

I concur that it is a dominance thing. If you can boss your old dog by commanding he let go or stay or give you the object, you will help your old dog out of taking that role on himself. Just one owner's experience....

Oh, and my dog does let other dogs share his toys and space. He's just obsessed over the possibility that Mom's dog wants anything. My dog is now 7 and Mom's is 11. I have a tenant who moved in a couple months ago with a dog and mine even shares rawhide bones with that one! Who says they all don't have unique personalities....YOU be the BOSS so old dog is secure in his role under you.

I thought it amusing and didn't handle my situation from the start. Do not worry that old dog will resent YOU. I think my ego got in the way of parenting these pups properly. LOL Like my now grown son........ emoticon

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BF's black lab will take Sadie's toys because he knows she will chase after him. They usually have a good tug of war even though he is about twice Sadie's size. Maybe Henry is just trying to engage in play with the new dog. Hopefully this will all work it's self out as they get used to living together. Congrats on the new dog!

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11/26/14 5:18 A

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It's not unusual for the main dog to take control of everything. It makes sense really, I think Henry is just asserting his dominance. Make sure there are plenty of toys so when Henry is busy hogging everything he can see, the new one has a couple, preferably in another room, to play with. I suspect that things will calm down as soon as the new dog learns her place in the house.

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We just brought home a rescue last night, very sweet, old dog likes her. Only problem is the old dog steals every toy the new one picks up - even though I just spent $$$ buying two of everything new! It's like a little kid who won't share, Henry has to steal whatever toy our new one (no name yet) tries to play with. I feel so bad for the new one, she just wants to play but Henry hogs all the stuffies and rope bones and everything else! Not in a mean way, he just takes everything away from her.

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