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Yvonnefee

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  1. Second dog syndrome

    Thanks everyone. I’ve started to implement some of the learns here already. This morning before work I spent about a 1.5 hours solely with Archie - playing with him, feeding him and then doing some training. I plan on doing the same after work. The dogs do not sleep in the same room and Archie has no issues with that so all good there. Leaving him alone from time to time is not something we had taken into account so will try and incorporate that. For now they are together for a few hours during the day while we’re at work, but I’m going to look into an x pen. Initially I thought it was a dream having Ray the ‘big brother’ but didn’t take into account the impact it would have on mine and my partners relationship with Archie. He’s 4 weeks off his last vaccination so looking forward to taking him out on walks, should help with the binding too I hope
  2. Second dog syndrome

    Hi Tassie and thank you so much for your great response. I’m defiantly going to ramp up the time training and playing with Archie alone. Usually we leave them outside together, do you think it’s a good idea to Archie in an outside pen so he’s not constantly getting at Ray?
  3. Second dog syndrome

    Hi Tassie and thank you so much for your great response. I’m defiantly going to ramp up the time training and playing with Archie alone. Usually we leave them outside together, do you think it’s a good idea to Archie in an outside pen so he’s not constantly getting at Ray?
  4. Second dog syndrome

    Hi there, looking for some advice from fellow puppy and dog owners. 4 weeks ago myself and my partner got a beautiful golden lab pup 8 weeks old. We live with another couple and their 3 yo English/American staffy. The staffy (Ray) is really well behaved, very gentle and listens well. The pup (Archie) and Ray have got on well so far, although Archie can sometimes demand bark at Ray to play. But most evenings they will cuddle up together which is very cute. However recently I have noticed that all of Archie’s attention is on Ray and the only time he looks at us is if it’s food related. We have him in puppy school but his progress is slow, I’m concerned he doesn’t need to know or learn human behaviour as he is not dependant on us like he would was he an only dog. I’ve been reading up on this and the future behavioural problems it could mean in the future and I’m getting v concerned and worried. Any advice appreciated
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