Yesterday I said Moose had a good temperament. Well, the fangs started flashing when I took him for a walk with our resident dog.
Lilli is a cocker spaniel and is used to having the run of the house. Moose is a monster, mixed breed but he looks for all the world like a Dutch Shepherd. After a cordial introduction the two have begun to scuffle. Lilli may be the instigator but now she is terrorized.
I want to make this work but there are a lot of complex dynamics going on.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far–
1. I need to be in position as pack leader. Outside Magazine
2. I can’t be the pack leader if I can’t create a safe, secure environment for each of the dogs. Dog Whisperer.
This is going to be a big change for me. I’m more comfortable acting as a consultant than as a pack leader.
I have a feeling the dogs are going to require a little more commitment.