Daisy is now just over 6 months and Bentley is a year old- For the past month or so its been getting worse with Daisy and her being very jealous when you play or show any attention to Bentley. Which ive always tried to give the same amt of attention to both. But when im petting Bentley and holding him on my lap ect. Daisy goes crazy and starts jumping on me and bitting ( playful) at Bentley. I put Daisy on the floor and still give Bentley his one on one attention, But then Daisy starts to get more aggressive and starts jumping on us and bitting on my clothes ( im sure trying to get my attention) I feel bad for Bentley i feel i cant give him as much attention as i want to because Daisy gets so jealous- Now when its Daisys turn Bentley will sit on the couch next to us and will try to weasle in but never bites or jumps to get attention. How do i stop Daisy from doing this? She wants all the attention and has always been this way but getting worse the older she gets. Goes with toys and treats, i always bring them home a treat or toy every time i go to the store and will give each of them the treat or toy at the same time. Then Daisy runs off with hers and then comes back to manhandle Bentley and takes his away from him and hords all toys and treats. So she also has a sharing issue. I guess just like children do. Bentley will lay there on the floor watching her eat his treats, knowing if he goes by her she starts to growl to keep him away. She doesnt growl at us just Bentley. I think she thinks she wears the pants between them both. She is the more aggresive one , Bentley is laid back and a pretty good dog. Bentley is alot smaller then Daisy so she will use her body to push him out of the food dish. Guess kinda thinking about it shes a bully. But they do play great together all day and do cuddle and sleep with each other. Ive tried to do things seprate with them but they dont want to be away from each other most days. There are days where i can see Bentley as had enough and will growl at her to tell her its enough and to leave him alone. Is this normal behavoir between 2 dogs that are close in age? What can i do to make Daisy calm her butt down and know that it isnt all about her. I havent spoiled Daisy no where near what i did with Bentley. I didnt want anther spoiled dog, so i did things differnt with Daisy. But seems it didnt work out how i planned..lol any one have any ideas on what i can do? I have tried one on one time and taking them each out side by them selfs and playing out there but the other one stands at the door ( our door is a full glass door) and watches and barks like crazy and which ever dog i have out there just goes and sits by the door wanting in or wanting the other one to come out to play- thanks for any ideas on what i can do to get Daisy on the right track. thanks again........... theresa
My parents still have this problem with their two min poodles... only around me. If I go home occasionally for break, I am the instant cause of a fight. Do they do this only to you or to other people also?
thanks pope that was very interesting- i do yell at Bentley and Daisy to stop it- and it doenst ever work. It just gets very fustrating- but my dogs are no where near what these dogs are, They play together loudly but they dont go at each other like this. And i dont want them to ever get like this. So that is the dog whisper? ive never seen him or anything about him before this. Ive read things on here about him. I will try these steps that he was talking about and see if it works. And how do i know if they think of me as the pack leader? they treat me differnt then they do anyone else in the house- They listen to me way more and only want to go out with me or have me feed them or take them potty- they sleep with me and only when i sleep. They have never tried biting at me like they have hubby - Bentley use to pee on kens shoes and clothes before his was fixed he hasnt. But they have never done anything to my stuff- ken asks me if they think of me as the pack leader and i think they do. Also since winter i dont walk the dogs - i take them out the in yard ( driveway, we have a long drive way and its plowed) and we walk around the drive way about 15 minutes every hour or so but to go potty not to play as much because its soooo cold out side. Could this also be the cause? not enough exercise? what are you to do in the winter? Bentley has very senstive feet and cant be out in the snow that long i did buy him boots a few weeks ago he wont keep them on and Daisy pulls them off him-
I thought that when Bentley would growl at Daisy not really mean but i guess i thought he was teaching her that her playing was to hard or her biting was to hard ect.. since Daisy didnt have a great life untill i got her im sure she wanst around any humans untill i got her. so to me it looked like Bentley took over the mother part and was teaching her things. I did read on some websites that puppys do teach each other things like that and when they play its just like kids playing. ect..
I will try this stuff and hope it works- what does the dog whisper say about barking?lol they seem to bark at every noise they hear now? if they hear any one go to the bathroom or shut a door they go off barking- but its werid if its me and some how they know they dont bark any one else they bark. i can be in bed with them and ken is still up and they start barking as soon as he makes any noise out there and are at the end of the bed barking - but i can put them in bed and go do a few things make noises and be loud and come threw the door and they never once bark at me- but everyone else they do- Guess its back to the water bottle- even tho it doesnt phase Daisy at all- she thinks its raining and just looks around- lol but Bentley sees the bottle and stops barking right away and goes lay down- thanks for the advice- i gotta do something before my dogs run my house hold. hubbys getting very fustrated with the barking for no reason. thanks again. theresa