N ew 1 year old hastling 3 year old.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:52 AM
I'm aware that 1 year old dogs are very playful and that Skye needs her play more than Poppy but we are constantly having to seperate the two dogs in the house. Poppy is very docile and although she bangs her teeth as a warning she won't snap at the puppy.
Skye is just finishing being on heat (3rd week) and keeps 'humpng Poppy, I'm aware this could be a dominance rather than a sexual act but every time I say "No!" to Skye, Poppy thinks she's being told off and looks like she's the one in trouble.
I crate Skye to give Poppy a break (and will do so when I leave them alone together) but perhaps I should take the dogs on seperate walks to tire the pup out a bit more.
Any experience of this and advice most welcome.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
Plus you have raging female hormones going on due to one dog being in season.
Eventually this will calm down on it's own. But DO continue with the discipline for the time being. I wouldn't continue with the spray. I find that is usually counterproductive.
The only thing I can think of different that what you are doing is to walk the dogs together. Remember, the pack that has activities together usually get along together.
Eventually this will stop and they will get along. Jut make sure that during this period they are not left alone together unless crated, just as a precaution.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:55 PM
I am walking them together and Skye is as good as gold. Once off the lead...I have to wait until Poppy has had time to toilet!...Skye lunges at Poppy and wants to play...back to the hassling and humping!! Poppy comes to me to wrap herself round my legs for protection..I keep moving away so that she has to sort it herself...she doesn't. Do I leave them to get on with and intervene by putting Skye back on the lead...letting her calm down and then letting her off again?
Poppy's looking sad in the house and keeps climbing onto her bed to get out of the way
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:55 AM
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