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Old 11-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Emma is trying to hoard Oscar's bed now. He's been quite patient with her and willing to share but she just "annoys" and nip him all over! He couldn't take it anymore!! We are still trying to crate train her so when I see her all comfortable and ready to nap on his bed, I took her back into the crate. Is that the right thing to do? Should I even let her take naps on Oscar's bed?


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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bassets pretty much own every piece of furniture they can reach.


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I think it sounds like you're doing well. We never let Olive get too curious about our Golden's bed either. In the long run though, Catherine is right! lol


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see The Puppy License and its loss

but in this case it is more male vs female. In general in dogdom females rule, and the males do there best to get along.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the wonderful advice! We chose Emma because we read that male/female combination is better cos one can be alpha male and the other can be alpha female? They can be their own boss? And Oscar will possibly be more tolerant of a girl?


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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bassets pretty much own every piece of furniture they can reach.


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always chuckle at the "_____ is NORMALLY not allowed on the furniture, BUT..."

just for that ONE picture.
yeah right.
and every day thereafter...
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When I got Barney a sister, (beagle), I thought that she would be the alpha but from day one, Barney has been the boss. I pretty much left them alone to work it out and they both seem happy in the arrangement. At times, it seems unfair, but I figure that they know what they're doing better than I do. She always defers to him in just about everything. I think we do more harm in trying to interfere with this....they both seem very secure in their pecking order...they know what is expected of them and very rarely get upset with each other. It may be though that because they're only 6 months apart, the adjustment was easier....
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Barney's pal, how old were Barney and his sister when you got them? Did you say that they are only 6 months apart in age?


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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Barney was 8 mos and Toby was 2 mos...everyone told me to wait until he was 1 1/2 - 2 yrs. but have never regretted it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's great to know! Oscar is really only 1.5years old and we got him from the pound 8 months ago so he's still like a baby. But he has been such a great big brother we are so proud of him.


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