Do you have more than one dog?
April 26, 2008 4:36am CST
Do you own more than one dog? If yes, are they of the same breed or different? Do they get along well? Is any of the dogs more territorial or aggressive or are they equally affectionate? Is it easier to train them together or separately. Please have a look at the delightful video in this informative sight. I really liked it. What about you? http://www.dogcarereviews.com
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26 Apr 08
We used to have 2 dogs, Hudson (Boxer) and Keisha (Kelpie x German Shepherd), but sadly they both passed away over a year ago. (Both aged over 13 in dog years, I think they had a pretty good life). Aggression and training were never a problem, as they both had really good personalities, and having both come from the pound I think they were used to other dogs and happy to be with a family. We always found it was best to do everything with them together, they were happy with some sort of "group activity". I think as long as you give both/all pets equal affection and attention you're set to go. If one animal is already established and you're introducing a new pet, I think it's also better to take them to neutral ground to meet, even if it's just out of your backyard, and that helps to eliminate any territorial behaviour. =D Oh, that video is just too cute, I love those doggies! I can't wait to have a bigger place and some more pets, although I don't know what my cat will have to say about that =P
26 Apr 08
I am so happy you liked the video. In case you or any of your friends are interested, I have a nice dog training book, free to download, on the site. It is an introductory offer, as my site is only a few months old. Do have a look at it and spread the word. Thanx.
1 May 08
hi, my family [except my sister] loves animals a lot. especially dogs. when my grandmother was still alive, and in her younger years she had 12 dogs. 12! lol i cant even believe it. she keeps all kinds of breeds even stray. hehehe.. which is good. and now we have about 6 dogs. they used to be a lot more but they got old so they have gone to much better places. may they rest in peace. we have different kinds of breeds. but we really dont mind what kind of breeds they are because we love each and everyone of them :). we have 1 japanse spitz, 1 labrador/sharpei and 1 jap. spitz mixed with a local dog [who happens to be our neighbors dog]. and 3 more local dogs. and its nice because they all have very different personalilties. territorial if you mean they bark right away to the people they dont know then yes. there is only 1 territorial/affectionate dog in my house and thats my dog, 'jackie'. he is like that because i raised him and took care of him since he was a pup but sometimes other people gets to feed him. he feels protective towards me when my other dogs comes close. i also think he is like that because of his age now. grumpy little bugger lol. he is already very old. i had him since i was in my 3rd or 4th year highschool. they all get along well, theres only 1 dog that 2 of my other dogs hate probably because its a dominance thing my lab/sharpei is bigger than jackie and jackie is bigger than our spiitz. its so sad that they dont get along that i have to separate my lab/sharpei. but they are all affectionate. and they are all smart too. its easier to train dogs separately because when other dogs like a lot of them are running around the house the dog being trained would get distracted... he/she would probably be thinking 'why am i doing this when i could be playing' lol. and thank you for the video. i really enjoyed it a lot. the puppy was so cute, now i cant wait for my dog to give birth to new pups hehehe...
1 May 08
Hi Katbalu, Thanx for sharing information about the lovely dogs you have. Your description is so real I feel Im standing right next to them watching them run and play. It is really nice to know you are so patient and understanding with your dogs. I wish you many many years of happiness with your four legged friends. Thanx for visiting my site and watching the video. There are weekly updates. So please keep checking in for anything that may be useful or interesting for you. All the best and take care.
• United States
27 Apr 08
i used to have 3 shihtzus. they were adopted from friends of the family in VA. all 3 were related..mother, father and their daughter. so the original owners wanted them to be together. all 3 are close, especially the mother and daughter. the father ignored the mother because she was spayed. and he was more interested in the daughter, which he eventually got pregnant. they were just aggressive and territorial around their food, afraid the other would steal it. i had to space out their food bowls when i fed them so they wouldnt get into each other's way. the father is very protective of his family and me. the mother was the sweet one. and the daughter was a daredevil manipulator, who tried to take advantage of the 2 older ones sometimes even though they all loved each other and always played nice together like triplets. they all are very intelligent and had too much personality that many people used to stop me in the street and tell me they belong in movies and in modeling. they attracted a lot of attention. i miss them them now. they are all in heaven.
27 Apr 08
Hi Fifileigh, It was so nice reading about your three lovely Shihtzus. Some family that must have been! Im sure all your neighbours admired your beauties no end. I really sorry they are no more. How much we miss the antics and affectiom our dogs showed us! As Malyck says maybe all our dogs are having a great time there in heaven.
• South Africa
26 Apr 08
We have two small dogs..can't state their breeds other than they are 'summer dogs' some of this and some of that! They are not territorial at all, as they are so spoilt.They have no need to be, if one spot is taken - no problem to the other, there is plenty other laps etc to grab! They get along fine with one exeception. Do not reprimand Whiskey, because for reasons unknown yet! Chuckie tends to want to attack Whiskey. They are both lovable dogs and lap up attention like you never seen before! Training them has never been a issue with us, other than the normal...to do their business outside. They are pets that live in the home with the family, and are treated as part of the family. When they bark too much they get the fly swatter shown to them (it's NEVER been used on them I will add) That seems to do the trick though. We do not believe in hitting an animal. They will get a stern voice and be shown the fly swatter only. The two of eat out of each others bowls...maybe they think one got an extra piece of meat or something - i dunno but there is no aggressiveness shown in the sharing either. Whiskey however, tends to sit and growl and anyone...in fact anything that moves near him if he has a treat..wont eat it straight away..just sits and growls until u do tease him enough for him to think..no ways! let me eat this now before its taken away from me! brats deluxe, big round shiny eyes that look at you and say oh aint i just so innocent...dont u just love me!
26 Apr 08
Thanx gratitude. It was fun reading about your two lovable friends. It's lovely to know that they are house dogs, friendly and non aggressive. I know what you mean when you say "if he has a treat... wont eat it straight away... just sits and growls.." My dog was just like that! he was a wonderful affectionate little thing of mixed breed who lived to a ripe old age of 17 years! He spent all his time with our neighbor's dog, but meal time he would growl sitting next to his plate while the other dog looked at him with shiny eyes and a friendly wag. My little one would simultaneously growl and polish up his plate but (as u say) after a while :)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I have two dogs, one border collie and one Australian Shepherd, and they get along really well. In fact they don't like to be separated at all. And they are equally affectionate and love to do things with me. And the are both very energetic so that helps. The older one doesn't like to run and play as much now though. And it is easier to train them separately. Although I have trained them to do a couple of things together. The video is great. I liked that one. Have a great day.