KittynDoc 968 Posted December 4, 2019 Report Share Posted December 4, 2019 Didn't really know how to post a topic about this. Haven't posted in a while, because together with my business and doing events, making product, finally moving up to our property after living in a 30 foot trailer for ten months...and then moving into the house finally at the end of August, we have been BUSY to say the least, LOL! Both Wyot (who is now 3 yrs old) and Keechee (2 yrs old as of Dec 2nd- I think) have adapted SO well to living in our new home. While it is a small home, it is way bigger than the trailer. It took two days for them to realize what was now home, and not head to the door of the trailer (which still sits on our property). They have their own space at night, in the laundry/mud room, and just as in the trailer, they sleep perfectly through the night with no problem. We wake to them wrestling downstairs, and know it is around 6 am or 6:30, which is our usual wake up time. One of the problems (or maybe it isn't a problem, I just don't recognize what it could mean) I have at the moment, is that Wyot has suddenly become possessive of me...and growls at Keechee. Not all the time, but certainly enough times. Outside, I let them run and play, but know that since Keechee came along, Wyot can't just play with a tossed stick, or a ball, or anything, because Keechee is a toy hog. I can give each of them a stick, but just like children, Keechee will run over and make sure Wyot doesn't have it, and takes it away, or chases him off of it, and Wyot lets him. From day one, Keechee always instigated the roughhousing play- he lovingly paws, cleans, or growls and covers Wyot's snout....but then outside, it gets downright aggressive (to me, anyway...I know dogs play like this), where Keechee, if not playing stick or frisbee with me, will constantly go after Wyot with jumping on him, biting his neck etc.. the way dogs roughhouse, but Wyot HATES it. I wait for him to tell Keechee off, but instead, he runs into me, sometimes hard into my legs...I have taken to always watch where they are, or I will end up injured. Any time this happens, he sticks by me, or goes under my legs if I'm just standing, I think to protect himself from the unwanted rough play. The last few days, every time we walk, if Keechee starts the attack, so to speak, he immediately sticks to my side like glue, literally! I will walk up the driveway, or in the woods, and he is stuck to my side, so Keechee can't get to him. I don't really know what to do with this. I know that letting dogs figure out who is the alpha or head dog is usual, and humans should not intervene. But, this is getting a bit crazier, with me sitting down at the table to eat, or whatever, and Wyot comes over and puts his head on my lap, and then if Keechee comes over, he growls insanely at him, with teeth slightly bared. I do NOT intervene, for fear of getting bitten by accident. Keechee's ears go down, and he stares at Wyot, and looks up at me. I don't react and let them figure it out...usually, Keechee leaves and just lays by my feet, while Wyot stays right by my side. Nothing has really changed at all, that I can think of. If anyone has any ideas or insights, I'd be grateful! Thanks in advance.... Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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