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Old 03-24-2005, 06:42 AM
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Unhappy Ginger doesn't want to Share Mommy...

Okie I'm in need of some help, desperately. Here's the thing I know it takes dogs a while to get use to each other, but Ginger doesn't want to get use to Roxy. I pet them both at the same time, brush them both at the same time, when I am touching one I make sure the other is getting pet too. Zoe, Jaidee, and Buddy all love Roxy, it's just Ginger who doesn't want Roxy around, in our room and near me. Roxy sleeps in her baby playpen at night, but when I bring her in the play room with all of us Ginger just sits on the bed glaring at roxy and me. After Roxy gets put down for her naps Ginger won't come near me or when I get in there she'll maul me.
Roxy wants Ginger to play with her so bad, and I want them to play together too, everyone plays with Roxy just fine, they've all ajusted to her except Ginger. What can I do to get Ginger to stop acting like this? She either glares at both of us while roxy's in the room or she'll ignore me and doesn't want me to pet her when Roxy's around. Ginger is very stubborn but I want to know how I can break her of this? I know it takes time to adjust to a new baby, but Roxy's been here now for about 6 weeks.
Any help will greatly be appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:42 AM
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I'm not sure I can help you with this one, but I'm hoping some people jump on here with suggestions because we are sorta going through the same thing at our house. We adopted 2 yorkie boys 8 weeks ago and already had a yorkie girl @ 6 months. Well the girl and one of the boys get along great and play well but the other boy and our little girl do not like each other very much and are both terrible at resource guarding (ie: me, my husband, toys, bones pillows etc.)

We have decided to let them go, have their spats and work it out on their own, but make sure we give them both the same love and attention...

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:11 AM
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Good Luck to you too. I hope someone does jump into this with some suggestions on what works. I need the help so my babies get along better (well Ginger getting along with Roxy anyways) Roxy loves Ginger and just wants Ginger to play =( When I put Roxy on the bed where Ginger is, Ginger will hide under the blankets and just peek out of them glaring and grumbling. Any Suggestions anyone please lol
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:34 AM
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How old is Ginger? Some dogs that have already worked out a hierarchy will really be bull headed about accepting a new dog into the pack. I would suggest doing things seperately or at least treating Ginger with lovin and treats first before the pup. I would also spend more time with Ginger on her own. She may be feeling threatened by the new puppy and unsure of what is expected of her.
My six-year-old female Neva really didn't like our pup when we brought him home, he is energetic, playful, and likes to nip and Neva wants nothing to do with that at all. After about a month Neva has finally started to warm up to him but she still doesn't want to play with him and growls/snarls in a nasty way whenever he becomes overbearing.
My guess is that it will just take a lot of time and patience on your part...eventually your pup will learn what is not acceptable with Ginger and they will settle into a routine. It may take quite a bit of time to acheive this balance between your dogs, especially since you are working with a few dogs. Good luck with your pups!
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:09 PM
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Ginger is still a pup herself. Ginger is 8 months old, Roxy just turned 3 months. Ginger gets a lot more playtime and attention then Roxy because Roxy still takes her puppy naps, all day long. So when she's sleeping Ginger is still getting a lot of attention, my bf thinks Ginger acts this way because she gets her way about everything and is very spoiled, which is true but she knows her limits. All my dogs are very spoiled but Ginger has a very stubborn side to her.
When I brought Roxy home Ginger loved her, they played all the time for a while until Ginger caught on that Roxy was "The new kid" in our family then she decided she didn't want Roxy around and didn't want anything to do with her. I think Ginger will come around, she's gonna have to it'll just take her longer then it took my others to get use to Roxy.

Thanks for all the great help =)
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:58 PM
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If you'll ostracize Ginger when she behaves badly toward Roxie she'll probably get the message pretty quickly. As soon as she starts showing her furry little butt you ignore her and play with the others, leaving her to her own devices until she decides to come join in.
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