So my best friend Kim has the cutest Jack Russell, Minnie and she has wanted to let Minnie play with my Rory for the longest time. While Rory has yet to EVER show any dog aggression she had also never played with such a small dog. Minnie is small for her size but lives with two large dogs and as Kim puts it "she dosnt take no crap" so after several months I relented and thought if we introduce them properly it may be good for Rory anyhow to learn to interact with smaller dogs.
So last night Kim parked down the street from my house and Rory and I walked down to meet them (on neutral territory) and they seemed happy to meet so we walked back to my house to let them romp in the yard. All the while I had to keep Rory in check, she really wanted to wrestle and rough play which is what she does with her Dobie and other pittie friends but she obeyed my commands VERY well and over all I was proud of her. All 4 of us took a super long walk down the beach and when we got home is when I felt like the biggest meany ever.
Lil Minnie runs into the house, jumps on my bed and Rory looked at me like "you better do something about that" so I grab Minnie off of my bed and she runs straight to Rory's toy basket. Rory's ears went back and she was NOT happy about that at all. I tried to make a comment to Kim about it because I would never let Rory go into a strange dog's house and steal its toys so I got Rory a fresh clean bone but of course she wanted nothing to do with it. Plus Minnie had chose a bully stick, uh oh! I was making dinner for Kim and I so its not like I could tell them to leave, her dog was being the rude one and had started growling at Rory if she got to close so I made Rory get up on ther couch (her coveted spot) and stay. My baby sat on the couch for a hour and a half staring at lil Minnie eat that bully stick and alternately giving me the evil eye. I gave in after 30 minutes and made her a special wet food dinner since it was dinner time and that was the only time she got off the couch. Throughout this time I would go to Rory pet her and praise her for staying and being a good girl as did Kimmie but Rory pouted all night and wouldnt even sleep with me. So my question is......
Was I being to disloyal to my dog or was it a good lesson to her about discipline and manners. I tried to take the focus from Minnie and give Rory her own bone, praise, and special food. I was very proud of her and actually expected a little more disobediance from her, ie getting to rowdy or fighting with me to stay on the couch but overall she was a good girl. Regardless I dont want to make this a habit, it was harf work keeping a eye on her the whole time, talking to Kim, adn making dinner. I dont mind sharing walks because its good interaction for Rory but what do you all think Rory thought of the situation?
This morning we made a special trip to Petco and I got her a huge Galileo bone, she seemd to accept my gift happily!