If you have more than one dog, chances are that you’ve noticed that as they age and mature or become more or less physically fit, their behavior and their relationship changes over time.
Sometimes your dogs may stop getting along, which can be frustrating, scary and even get beyond the point of repair. This is common when one of your dogs reaches social maturity somewhere around 2 1/2 – 3 years old.
The sooner you address the issue, the better.
Watch this video where I demonstrate an exercise you can do and adapt to your own dogs.
Just remember safety first! For one, make sure you and your dogs are safe around each other with food. Also, make sure you are safe. You may need to start with just one dog and work on it without the other dog around. Also, you can adapt this exercise and do it inside crates, or behind gates.
If you have any concerns, it’s best to consult a local professional first.
Click here to watch the video and then try it.
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Thanks for watching and reading and now I’d love to hear from you.
Please contact me or scroll down and comment if you tried this exercise and let me how it worked for you!
Love this. It is what you suggested for my two Berners, and it is working. I also find it useful when they are outside playing and one, or both, start to get near “their threshold”.
I’m so glad to hear that, Julie. Thank you!
So good. Your calmness is a lesson in and of itself.
Thank you, Barry.
Thanks! I babysit my Grandchildren in their home for two days, twice a month. I take my three year old, maybe hound mix with me. They have a two year old high energy berna-doodle. My dog who is already an anxious dog gets over threshold. I will start to do this exercise with them when I am there and see how they do. I take my dog along because he is also very anxious when he is away from me.
That’s great! Please let me know how it goes. And how lucky are you to have grandchildren so close that you can watch them. 😊 I hope to have the same in the future.