I'm too paranoid that Pi will escalate his behavior towards Gringo in the minutes following the initial offense. Pi went after Gringo again this morning.Whenever Bella got growly guardy with Roscoe, she just lost access to whatever she was guarding. No drama, no punishment, just "that's actually mine, Missy, and you just lost your privileges" *instantly* - either R would get the whole treat or she'd be booted off the couch or she'd have to go to a different bed. I never "corrected" her with a disapproving tone or yell, just "so sad, off you go."
She learned that she had to share. Didn't mean she ever *liked* sharing , but she did it or she went off to sulk by herself of her own accord. And actually, the higher he value item, the faster she learned to share.
Also, I never banned anything permanently or even long term. The next opportunity was still a chance for her to share.
Oh. Duh. Good grief, I reckon I'm the biggest dumba** in the land.So, Gringo's arrival to the bed/bedroom predicts the other dogs getting kicked off the bed. Lather rinse repeat and you have a dog who doesn't appreciate Gringo's arrival. Make Gringo showing up predict GOOD things for Pi.
Ha ha, totally. Poor Pi. It's tough being the middle kid.After Heather's summary and if only dogs could talk, I imagine Pi would be whining something akin to Jan Brady's "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" when being kicked out of bed.
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