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    I agree it is a male or female thing, but overall boys are more chilled...but as always there are exceptions LOL
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    I must admit I haven't met enough dogs to notice a difference on who is more chilled. I know that Susan Garrett's boy dogs have been OVER THE TOP E X C I T E D... the latest puppy Swagger monkey boy is the most excited dog she's ever had. She said the new puppy makes her dog she wrote about in "Shaping Success" - a real screamer named "Buzzy" - seem like he was on valium. EEEK.

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    Both Bella and Harley take turns at who pushes who out of the way, it is normally Bella though that does it

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    Once my male and his dam sorted themselves I now have the other 2 sibling females doing this. One will always try and herd the other away from me..only after dark'...go figure. She will herd the other away till it becomes a fight/spat..no blood. The other seems at times just to get in first and attack. I tell them to sort it and leave me out of it.
    One of their fights started just as I let them in the door and it was on top of my foot and I am not sure if it was teeth or claws that wounded me.

    OI, EXCUSE ME! LOOK WHAT YOU TWO S HITS HAVE DONE!
    Both then licked my foot better.

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    So its a gender issue, with some exceptions.

    You kinda get why they are called bitches, or why we have used this term derogatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    or why we have used this term derogatively.
    Perhaps because we live in a in a potentially male chauvinist society?

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    It's not always a girl dog thing. Sorry if it read that way. Dogs are individuals. I've had girl dogs who fluttered their lashes and gave definite 'you're so big and strong' looks and were so ultra feminine and DEFINITELY manipulated some males. Some learn to hang back and do the oh I'm so shy and so scared, cos they get a HUGE amount of attention for it - and some male dogs learn that being scared and submissive gets them HUGE attention - tho I don't know that their lives are well balanced and happy. Sometimes the delicate little girls have a diva streak that gives away that they EXPECT their way, by being girlie - but if you don't play the game, you are TOLD. I've also had girls who were sporty athletes, who seemed to spend their lives yelling to lazier/easy going dogs, "Come on, Suck it up, you big girl!!" and were happy to thrash and challenge 'their' males. I've also had a girl dog who seemed to be committed to an Edna Walling lifestyle and saw dogs as her equals, or, in truth, pretty unimpressive and uninteresting

    Similarly, 2 boys or 2 girls that are contented chums, there's usually the leader, the one who has the ideas, the one who is happy to go along with things. Just as in many human friendships. One is more melodramatic, the first to start a conversation with strangers... the other enjoying being included, but would truthfully have never approached a stranger, even if they wanted to... Sometimes, one dog LOVES cuddles, the other not so excited.

    I do think there is a hierarchy. It doesn't have to do with any wolves. Has to do with personality. How often do we see teeny dogs with their own personal dog mountain, that follows them about, in awe, in admiration, in devotion, and every decision made, is the little dog's...

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    Both my dogs shove each other out the way if they want pats or cuddles or to be the first to greet me.

    In fact, if Barney gets to me first, somtimes Pippi attacks him LMAO. Its hilarious. Shes not aggressive about it and he just laughs it off (shes tiny so half the time he probably doesnt even notice he biting his legs). We dont worry about it. In our house, the dog who gets their first is the one who gets the pat first and they know it so they try to be first.

    Menagerie, your "teeny dog with their own personal dog mountain", thats our house pretty much. Pippi is always bossing Barney around and he is always happy to oblige. When he isnt though, he only has to look at her and she very quickly makes way for him lol.

    In regards to the female/male thing. I have always had the opposite to what everyone else is saying. My males are always quite fully on and boisterous (and fun) and a bit needy, whereas all my females are very relaxed and just go with the flow (even Pippi is like that most of the time LOL).

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    whilst her behaviour toward her 4 legged house mate is not so admirable. Her behaviour toward the two legged ones is very endearing indeedy
    she's got rag doll cat features about her, just collapses and goes limp in your arms. 10 mins of this, and she's off her next train of thought. Which currently is admiring herself in a new mirror in the house, unsure who the new kid on the block is, but growling, and hurrumping at her own reflection for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    newfsie

    I must admit I haven't met enough dogs to notice a difference on who is more chilled. I know that Susan Garrett's boy dogs have been OVER THE TOP E X C I T E D... the latest puppy Swagger monkey boy is the most excited dog she's ever had. She said the new puppy makes her dog she wrote about in "Shaping Success" - a real screamer named "Buzzy" - seem like he was on valium. EEEK.
    Ah, when I said chilled I meant in the group situations, not working..our male dogs were always better dogs and worked longer then the females, but that might have been coincidental. Bitches can hold bad feelings for a very long time..that is why I do not understand that some people think dogs only live in the moment....most dogs, just get the shi* over and done with and just manage to still be around one another. I have found that when I have to retrain two bitches to get on after a fight, it takes a lot more than two males or opposite sexes.......My two girls were the perfect example, they hated one another for a long time and even now you can see a look pass. But because I am an even bigger bitch LOL, they know that it does not happen ....In their first year together, Annabelle at week 3 with us almost killed Tessa....And for about a year we had issues......We have managed those issues with leadership training and they live really well together now, but I think if they had to live with other people I would never allow them to go to the same home.

    They are not the only pair of bitches like that..in some household, if the owners cannot manage their dogs with constant training one bitch has to be moved on, sadly........That hardly ever happens with dogs (comparatively speaking)
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