Multiple Dogs


"It's normal canine behavior for dogs to protect their resources--whether meaty bones, favorite sleeping spots or treat-dispensing humans...

"...your well-timed "Go to your place" cue, for example, will instantly defuse all but the most difficult guarding encounters...

"If your dogs argue over whose turn it is to lie at your feet in front of the sofa, use a "Go to your place" command, tethers, baby gates, pens or crates to keep them separated while you give them individual attention until you've convinced them there's enough of you to go around" (Miller, Pat. "They're Not Really Jealous." Your Dog, Dec. 2003, 8-11).


If two dogs in the house are fighting, "you need to elevate your leadership by implementing a Nothing in Life is Free training strategy...

"You will also need to determine which dog is capable of calmly maintaining the No.1 dog position. That dog should earn first access to every resource, and the No.2 dog will then earn her access to the resource..." (Moon-Fanelli, Alice. "Former Pals Now Battling." Your Dog, Jan. 2004: 23).


Colby Glass, MLIS