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#11
Oh wow, what a tolerant boy Rambo is being. Max was not so tolerant about anything edible so we had to put a bit of work into that with both of them, teaching them to respect each others food stuffs. Rambo is so grown up now, seems like only yesterday he was just a little cutie pup himself.
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#12
You have a very tolerant dog indeed! I have a feeling some corrections will be coming from him soon enough lol!
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#13
He does better in the evening with the pup then in the early morning. When the pup tries to attack him at 7am he gives a low disapproving bark. He has been super tolerant though. They actually eat out of the same bowl at the same time faces touching. We have two completely different bowls for them and different types of food but they both run over to whichever bowl I start putting food in and neither one seems to care about sharing. Guess we have lucked out so far on that. Biggest struggle is making sure Rambo doesn't get to rough when they play. And drying Freya off after they play.
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#14
Eeeeeeew big dog slobber! LOL

Keep in mind that Rambo is recognizing a PUPPY. There will come a time when that puppy is not longer a puppy in his eyes, and rules/manners may change. It's sweet now that they share a bowl, but I would try to get them separated sooner rather than later (so Freya isn't learning a behavior that will get "corrected" suddenly by Rambo). Try filling both bowls on the counter, and placing them down at the same time, one in each hand. Use puppy's to lure her away from Rambo's. If that does'nt work and they still gravitate to one bowl, you may want to start feeding one or both in a crate.

Trust me, this will save upset dogs down the road.
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
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#15
Awww so cute!
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#16
(06-30-2017, 03:20 PM)Ember Wrote: Eeeeeeew big dog slobber! LOL

Keep in mind that Rambo is recognizing a PUPPY. There will come a time when that puppy is not longer a puppy in his eyes, and rules/manners may change. It's sweet now that they share a bowl, but I would try to get them separated sooner rather than later (so Freya isn't learning a behavior that will get "corrected" suddenly by Rambo). Try filling both bowls on the counter, and placing them down at the same time, one in each hand. Use puppy's to lure her away from Rambo's. If that does'nt work and they still gravitate to one bowl, you may want to start feeding one or both in a crate.

Trust me, this will save upset dogs down the road.

I am totally with Ember on this one. You could be setting them both up for trouble later on by allowing the shared bowl. Freya is learning that it is OK to share her brothers food ( or any other dogs food for that matter) but the day will come when he says NO MORE. As Ember said, Rambo knows she is a baby but this will stop at approx 5-6 months and he will view her as an adult and expect her to mind her manners. As tolerant and loving as he is, maybe be careful not to take that for granted because if the time comes that he feels he needs to teach her the manners she is not being helped to understand by her humans, it will not be pretty. At this stage Freya is likely a lot slower and Rambo might not feel he is going to lose much right now but that will change. You may be inadvertently setting them up for competitiveness, food gulping and aggression/guarding food. I train mine to "not" approach their bowls until invited to do so. Meals are prepared on the bench and then set down about 3 ft in front of each dog who remain sitting until told "OK". New pups are separated by a portable wire pen and feeding is supervised. If older dog finishes first and even glances at pups food, I physically step between and tell him to leave it. As soon as he looks away from pups his e rewarded and and encouraged to another area to leave pup in peace to finish it's meal. We will do a minute or so of training (sit, drop, etc) or other distraction. Likewise if pup is showing interest in other dos food, step between, blocking view and teaching "leave it".
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#17
Puppy update Rambo is doing great with the pup but we do make sure to keep them separate during the day when we are not home and give Rambo a break about every 2 hours so they get play and bonding time but also alone time.

Bad news whoever docked the tail did a horrible job so we have to get it redocked this Friday. We are a little nervous because there is bone sticking out but we do have her on antibiotics and are keeping an eye on her. She doesn't seem to notice anything is wrong and has been eating and playing like nothing Is wrong.


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(07-04-2017, 09:54 PM)Rambopup Wrote: Puppy update Rambo is doing great with the pup but we do make sure to keep them separate during the day when we are not home and give Rambo a break about every 2 hours so they get play and bonding time but also alone time.

Bad news whoever docked the tail did a horrible job so we have to get it redocked this Friday. We are a little nervous because there is bone sticking out but we do have her on antibiotics and are keeping an eye on her. She doesn't seem to notice anything is wrong and has been eating and playing like nothing Is wrong.

OMG the poor little munchkin. It is totally beyond my comprehension that someone has docked the tails of these puppies. Just WHY ? Man, if you came upon a litter of pups in Australia that had tails docked the breeder and person responsible would be charged under the animal cruelty act and made to pay a huge fine and perhaps community service. I know it is different in the US  but for a BC or BC X ???
I feel for her and you, it must be very worrying. Were these backyard breeders ?
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#19
I think they were backyard breeders had a small farm or something up in the middle of no where. She had a bunch of poop in her fur when we picked her up but we decided to take her anyway and take care of her properly
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(07-05-2017, 04:25 PM)Rambopup Wrote: I think they were backyard breeders had a small farm or something up in the middle of no where. She had a bunch of poop in her fur when we picked her up but we decided to take her anyway and take care of her properly

Oh man I have nothing but contempt for the reckless breeding of dogs but fact is once the little darlings are on the ground they deserve a good life. Thank goodness this little one has found such a loving and caring home. We can only hope her littermate have done as well however sadly, these types of people seldom give a hoot who takes the pups as long as they get rid of them or make a dollar. I hope all goes well for her procedure Heart
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