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|02-23-2010, 12:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Help getting my new yorkie to get on with my old one
Hoping someone can give me some advice/help/anything really.
Basically i have a 3 year old female yorkie named Mischa (she has been spayed) i always had problems with her as i was told i got her too young and she was only in a littler of 2 and her mum sort of rejected her so bringing her home there was problems with her straight away, she was nervous and anxious and wouldnt let me even brush her.
Anyway i have now re-homed a 1 year old male yorkie named Ari he is gorgeous so well behaved, placid and laid back, BUT, Mischa is not one bit happy she screams at him and shows her teeth to him contstantly even when he is just walking past or beside her he doesnt steal her toys or her food but today she even bit him. I really dont know what to do for the best should i discpline her for screaming at him or not? Its really bad, really loud and quite scary he only needs to look at her and she will show teeth. I really though they might have started to get along and be company for each other but she is getting really stressed out and cant relax at all.
Any help is appreciated. i really dont want to re-home Ari but things cant go on, they cant even sleep in the same room. Has anyone else experienced this and what should i do
|02-23-2010, 12:42 PM||#2|
No Longer A Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NEW YORK
I would seperate them for now and give them a chance to possibly bond.
I have read on here that some never do. I wish you good luck. It dosen't
seem fair for the little boy to take such behavior from your girl. Put a gate
up where they can see each other and hopefully in time she will accept him
when she realizes he's not going anywhere.
|02-24-2010, 07:37 AM||#4|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Welcome to YT!
How long have you had the new addition to your family? Is he neutered?
I would separate them using a baby gate or xpen such that they can see and smell each other for awhile. As suggested above, try taking them on a walk -- have another person help you, of course. Don't try to handle the two on your own. Interacting on neutral territory may help.
|03-03-2010, 12:39 PM||#5|
T. Bumpkins & Co.
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New England
When we got Teddy Bumpkins, Barney was FURIOUS about it. He beat Teddy up immediately. Daisy also was disinterested in Teddy - avoided him like the plague.
I called in a trainer to help - she suggested I separate the dogs and use supervised visits. The other thing she stressed was to make sure that good things happened every time that the new dog was in the room with the old dog.... so that the old dog would start to think "hmm good stuff happens when new guy is around" -- this worked like a charm. We kept all three dogs moving about the kitchen for treats, using really upbeat voices and I took all toys and possessions out of the room because Barney would ferociously guard his resources from "the intruder" and I introduced the toys slowly when they all were around. Teddy slept in his own room by himself for a while, then we moved him in his crate to the same room but he was in his crate. Barney eventually did not mind him being in the room in his crate but got all pissy when Teddy came out. So we really had to monitor things. I kept Teddy tethered to me on a loose leash as well because he was using inappropriate puppy behaviors on Barney who was very intolerant. Like snapping his jaws at barney (not too smart Teddy!).
Your dog will hopefully come around if you do some of these tips. I never thought Barney would and I was worried that poor Teddy would never be accepted. It took Daisy about 3 or 4 months to accept Teddy but it took Barney almost 6 months. He still wont really play with Teddy but he does clean his ears and wrestle with him on occasion so he does accept him.
It is hard but your consistency in making GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN THE INTRUDER is around will hopefully help.
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