Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2012, 05:34 PM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is offline
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,845
Default Another multiple dog thread.

Another Q for multiple dog owners.

Last time Frodo was part of a multiple dog home he would throw a fit if I took one of the other dogs out. Barking, jumping on the door, etc when I would leave with another dog.

Is this common in multiple dogs home?
When/if I get another dog how can I prepare for this or work on it?

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
2 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs RL1 "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Lilavati's Avatar
Lilavati Lilavati is offline
Arbitrary and Capricious
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 7,643

Sarama and Docket are hideously jealous if I take just one of them. However, once I am out of eyesight and earshot, they calm down. I just shut the one I'm not taking in the bedroom (where they usually spend the day) while I'm working with the other.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not YOUR lawyer. Nothing I say should be taken as legal advice.

The Court's extensive review of these pages serves as a useful reminder that loaded guns, sharp objects and law degrees should be kept out of the reach of children.

-- United States Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary

Laughing Shadows Bead & Design:
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Beanie's Avatar
Beanie Beanie is offline
Clicker Cult Coordinator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,994

Pepper doesn't care if I take the boys and she gets left behind, but the boys care. They will carry on for a LONG time... Payton with his singing, Auggie barking and throwing himself against the door and doing all kinds of stupid stuff that's likely to break him. I have a video of me doing 2x2 weaves with Auggie and throughout the entire video you can hear Payton singing up in his crate, "WOOOOOO woo woo woooo WOOOOOO wooo woo woooowoowoowooooo WOOOOO..." sigh.

We're working on it, mostly with Crate Games. It's gotten a LOT better in the crates, but I haven't been able to work on generalizing it outside of the crate yet. I eventually want to be able to put one dog in a down-stay and work the other, then switch, and not have to crate or ex-pen anybody out of the way.

Auggie - The Flash RN NAJ MXP MJP CGC
Payton - Sharp Dressed Man NA NAJ NF CGC
Dagger Baby - coming 2016
& the pest, Georgie - Peach Pudding N Pie OA AXJ
The Sheltiechick Blog
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:42 PM
SaraB SaraB is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 5,798

UGH! When I got Zuma, I couldn't work her without Classic throwing a hissy fit, like slamming himself against our sliding glass door. So we started working on a place behavior while I was working with Zuma. He already had a pretty solid "Mat", so we just built on that. It started with me giving him treats constantly to now I can just randomly reward him once or twice a session. I started to transition this to me working Zuma outside recently by containing Classic on our deck where I could still toss him rewards and I will slowly move him inside while Zuma and I are outside. I really, really want a Manners Minder so I can work on this easier.

The other thing I do, whenever I leave with one dog, the dog that stays home gets something massively amazing. That way they never even notice that we are gone.

Bazinga, Zip Tie, Zuma, Taboo
Envy, Edgar, Mighty Mouse, Famous
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:42 PM
SizzleDog SizzleDog is offline
Lord Cynical
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 9,448

Honestly, I had that issue when i had 2 dogs... but once I had 3, it stopped. The most they'll do is run to the bedroom so they can watch me leave.

Morado Dobermans... and Talla the Mexidog too! (group photo pending)
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Shai's Avatar
Shai Shai is offline
& the Muttly Crew
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,216

mine don't like it but they seem to understand that they need to behave to get their turn so they mostly just watch intently. I use it to my advantage and will work one dog in front of the others intentionally then switch to build more desire to work in the "off" dogs

ARCHX U-CD Kim MX MXJ NF CL3-SF RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Golden Ditzhund, b. ~Mar'07
MACH ARCHX U-CD Webster MXB MJB RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Flying Houdini, b. ~Jun'07
MACH Mira CDX JH MXS MJS CGC WCX -- Princess Cheeseface, b. Jul'09
Lodin NA NAJ -- Crazy Monkeybean, b. Dec'13
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 06:00 PM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,749

Depends on which dog is being left behind. The whippets don't care. They want to go, but forget after a few seconds. Kaiden is the same. Dekka however can be destructive to things (doors.. windows) if I leave with another dog.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 06:10 PM
Catsi Catsi is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 922

They do look a little disappointed when I go out with one and not the other, but they tend to not make a huge fuss.

Training at home, unless they are out of earshot or otherwise engaged (ie. sprawled out on someone's bed in the air-conditioning) then yes, Abby will carry on like a pork chop. But then, she will bark in her crate a bit if I stop a session to do something else like speak to a neighbour, write some notes, check the oven. So really, there doesn't have to be action with another dog for her to become her bossy little vocal self. Crate games is also making this better for us.
Funnily enough, in the crate relaxing at home she is fine - you don't hear a peep, but the minute training is involved no matter how quiet the environment or whether I'm training another dog or not, she lets it be known that I'm not working with her. Grufffff.... (long pause).... Grufff.....Gruf Gruf.... (long pause) Grrrrrr. Sometimes she is so quiet, it's just like she muttering under her breathe. Just another thing we have to work on.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 06:23 PM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,893

My dogs are upset but have mostly given up.
Sloan von Krigbaum IPO1 CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil CGC RATI 6/15/13 -
Chili Brigades Brover 5/23/14 -

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.

Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 06:44 PM
MericoX's Avatar
MericoX MericoX is offline
Roos, Poos, & a Wog!
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In depression
Posts: 5,316

I have worked on taking one dog out of the crate and working on something they already know, or playing, and c/t dogs that are crated for being quiet. And slowly progress it to me and other dog leaving room. They are pretty much okay with the dogs that aren't their best buds, still working on it with dogs that have favorites.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site