"Well,I did the tunnel and then I sent my Grandaughter through it. Shea still responded the same way. He was so scared that he shook afer the trainer tried to get him through. I don't think I'm going to try it again.This is the fifth week…"
"yes lets keep our fingers crossed they will be able to eat together - we go on occasional road trips and it would be very difficult trying to always feed them separate. I am already seeing progress with the two of them so hopefully this food…"
"He is still settling in and it may take time until he realizes that he will get fed no matter what. I am glad you got a trainer and hopefully the trainer can give you lots of tips to make the transition easier. Good luck!"
"Thanks. I don't mind a squabble but the issue listed above was a serious attack. I had a trainer come by today and we are working with methods to alleviate the food aggression. They can have treats together it seems to be the…"
"Hi yes I saw there was another Stuart here. I didn't even think twice about his name - his name was just suddenly Stuart and he instantly responded to it. We joke that he says " how did you know my name was…"
"Melody, we have a rescue and fostered one. When we got Clancy, we took our other dogs to meet him. There were NO issues when they met. When we got home, our alpha dog (who was a real nurturer) just gave him a 'look' and Clancy…"
Well,I did the tunnel and then I sent my Grandaughter through it. Shea still responded the same way. He was so scared that he shook afer the trainer tried to get him through. I don't think I'm going to try it again.This is the fifth week of training and it is only getting worse. He does everything else great.Sits when I stop and is learning all the hand signals.Everything else is great. He is scared of the hot air ballons that fly over our house,maybe this tunnel reminds him of those.
Melody, we have a rescue and fostered one. When we got Clancy, we took our other dogs to meet him. There were NO issues when they met. When we got home, our alpha dog (who was a real nurturer) just gave him a 'look' and Clancy dropped the toy he had in his mouth. Ned, our other doodle, had an tousle of some sort the next day out of our vision and solved his place in the hierarchy. We fed him around the corner from the others and stood over him and took him elsewhere as soon as he was done so he couldn't wander in the direction of the other bowls. We also made him sit while we put the bowl down and then gave him a command that he could eat. If he got up and tried to eat, we lifted the bowl back up until he was 'released.' This also took up some of his eating time.Now, we had problems between our Springer Spaniel and Clancy over who was to be bottom vs next to the bottom rung on the ladder. They 'argued over toys - any that seemed high value we removed. Gordie tried to protect us from Clancy, so we stood up. We did not leave them alone together for a couple of weeks either. Basic settling in took a couple of months - I really worried that this was going to go on forevvveeerrr! We saw great progress at 2 weeks, even more progress at 6 months. After about 6 months, we returned some high value treats to the pack and just picked them up again if there was growling. After about a year, we could put anything down toy-wise. When we looked back after having Clancy for a year, we realized he really knew he was in his furever home and with his furever family. Just hang in there, be cautious, don't rush it, and it will happen. Not everyone has instant love - and I think most do NOT.
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