scottaa1 wrote:Nice lookin animals lmcjaho. You ever watch a show called The Dog Whisperer? I'd never seen it before last weekend. The guy's a canine psychologist, uses that submissive hold on the over aggressive dogs to great effect. He whips them into shape straightaway.
Yeah, that's actually his methods she is trying to apply in the pic
Unfortunately when we first got Jade (we had Diesel and a 14-year-old Shepherd female Nicky already) we were working on opposite shifts (I worked nights and the wife worked days) and we never took the proper time to train her. It seemed a little unnecessary because she is so small (lol - 70lbs seems small to us with Diesel @ 125 and Nicky @ 100) that even when she was being too hyper it came across as more "cute" than a problem. Also, Nicky was without a doubt the Alpha dog in the house, and Jade was much better behaved with Nick around because Nicky would kick her tail if she wasn't. Fast forward to now, with Nicky up in doggie heaven, and Jade ruling the house like it's her own little prison yard and Diesel is her b***h, and I wish we had taken the time back then to prevent these issues. Now it's an uphill battle to un-engrain her bad habits.
scottaa1 wrote:I saw the one bone in front of the two dogs in the first pic and thought uh oh! When I was younger, we had an irish setter and a ... little dog of some sort, can't remember the breed. They both went for the same bone and in the course of what followed, the little dog (children, stop reading here) had one of its eyes come out. Wasn't fixable. I can still picture that little dog with its eye hanging down the side of its head, and this was 30 years ago.
The worst part is there are like a half dozen bones lying around within 10 feet of them in that room, including the basket of toys on the left side of the second pic which has all kinds of things they can get for themselves. She just doesn't want him to have ANY of them because she's a selfish little brat.