April 2010 Brides
Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:33 PM
Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:53 PM
| Originally Posted by Melidell |
I agree with this big time. My dog was a bit of a terror when she was a pup- she's a rescue dog with a bit of everything in her, mostly Rottweiller, Retriever and Husky from what we can tell. She's medium/big, about 65 pounds. Once we got our second dog (FI's pure bred St Bernard, he'd always wanted one) she got so much better. She was a lot less demanding, and she's not lonely anymore when we're at work. Only trouble is when they play around it's like World Wrestling championships in my living room, so needless to say any breakable items are up pretty high.
They're like my children too- love them both.
| Originally Posted by shan13 |
If you did a clothes change where did you go? do I duck inside a business and use their restroom or what? Brian can change shirts like in the car or something..but I planned on doing a dress/leggings & jeans..clueless...
Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:08 PM
And for those of you who saw a drastic difference in the behaviour of one dog once you got the second - there's a reason! I'm a total believer in Caesar Milan (the dog whisperer), the fact that dogs by basic nature are pack oriented and are mostly submissive to whomever shows leadership over them - like you or a more dominant dog. So with your first dog, even though you might have given them rules, they maybe didn't have a pack relationship with you leading to the more hyper erratic behaviour. So when you added the second dog to your house that had a more calm personality, this would have appealed to your first dogs basic nature thus making him more calm as well.
And this doesn't mean that they are going to behave calmly allllll the time of course, just that as a pair they are more likely to revert back to calm, submissive behaviour that is typically oriented with a pack. Hehe, and that's my doggie lecture for the day!
LOL, and I totally hear you about the living room turning into a wrestling ring!! Often when we have friends over the visits involve their dogs. Last time we had my boxer, a retriever, a lab and a border collie mix all together in my house. Talk about insanity!! It's hilarious to watch them all play together though so we don't mind.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:31 PM
You guys should post pics of your kids(dogs)!! I would love to see them
Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:01 PM
meghan, i completely agree!! i love caesar.. he is amazing. that is definitely what happened with our dogs. we noticed they were licking each others ears a lot so i googled it and apparently that's a pack bonding thing.
we are total hijackers, but it's healthy to take a break from wedding planning every once in a while, right?!
Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:25 PM
This pic was taken a day after they met (last August). Cody's on the left and Eli is on the right.
My oldest, Cody, he'll be 4 in December.
My baby Eli.. although I shouldn't call him a baby anymore.. he's 1.5 years old!
My situation was the opposite. Cody's a very laid back kind of dog. We got Eli because Cody would just mope around the house (we think its bc he was lonely), now that we have Eli they play a lot, which helps keep Cody active. I have to agree with the livingroom wrestling match. My boys are small but they can totally knock things over when the jump and chase each other.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:26 PM
| Originally Posted by caribbeanLover |
We named him Budwiser (lol)
Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:35 PM
|I love that so many of you here have rescue dogs!|
Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:41 PM
your puppies are so cute!! Q: do they bark allot?!
awww.. I love hearing stories like that where the dogs get good homes.. so sad what people can do to animals. I want a farm, so I can take all of those animals home!!!
You've gotta post a pic of your dog!! Would love to see it
Can't wait to see a pic of yours!!
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