plebayo wrote:You are getting a lot of good advice! It's been mentioned but I don't think Duke belongs on the bed AT ALL. Part of introducing a new dog to the home is letting Trouble know that her position in your home is still safe. As long as Trouble feels confident in the things going on, I really don't think you'll have too many issues. If she feels threatened or feels like she has to fight to keep her place in the house then you are more likely to deal with fighting dogs. I think the bed should remain as Trouble's spot, or neither dogs should be allowed up there.
Also when you do have the dogs together it is your job to defend Trouble when Duke is up in her face and making her feel uncomfortable. You should be correcting Duke and telling him to leave Trouble alone and not get in her grill.
I agree I think you should be taking this time to focus on Duke work on teaching him the rules of the house, and then work on an introduction with Trouble.
hugapitbull wrote: Last night he decided to grab the leash in his mouth, growl, and spin around me.
groovinluv wrote:I am not sure what obedience your hubby is working on, But work more just on simple manners and not so much obedience,
I say that because obedience can be corrective. Not sure what you are doing, so if its just simple "sits" that the dog knows that is fine. Just not too much " new ".
Men by nature and some women too, but they tend to put off a more "i dont care" vibe, which dogs see as "ooo a leader" so it isnt uncommon for us women (who tend to more be nurturers) to have to work harder at being looked to by the dog.
Just takes a bit longer. :0 )
Just keep being calm, rewarding for good behavior and kind of just hanging onto the leash and ignoring bad behaviors.
The grabbing the leash and having a lil spell there, could just be frustration, so be sure you are doing something fun in the back yard, like the round robin excercise, or something for the dog to get out some pent up energy!
Hope that helps a bit, was very glad to peek in here the other day and saw that you were slowing down.... i was becoming very worried! Good job!
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