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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh drats!!!

    So when Bella has had enough of him, HOW does she crack the ****s? Does she really put him in his place, or simply huff off?

    The couch business must be for both, or neither at all. I personally wouldn't be allowing either of them up for the time being, until the heirachy between the two settles down somewhat.

    Now I know you just love having them on the lounge with you, but right now I'm trying to point out for the better in the long run.

    That's just my opinion anyway. Best of luck. Hope it settles before long and doesn't escalate.
    She bites him.

    I know, I know... it's for the best. And I am determined not to become one of the "typical" swf owners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    She bites him.

    I know, I know... it's for the best. And I am determined not to become one of the "typical" swf owners!
    Sumo and Ruby play rough too. Often Sumo can't find the fine line between play and when Ruby has had enough. Ruby is now big enough to tell him off and trust me...she does...BIG TIME!

    Here is a picture of that

    angryruby.jpg

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    I may be totally off the ball here but I believe Bella could get on the lounge if she really wanted to. But I'm guessing that she's the calmer of the two and will avoid situations.

    The lounge is Charlie's "important thing". It's his high value item and he uses the height to his advantage while he's up there.

    I would just ban him from the lounge for a while. He may mature past this. the lounge is for sitting calmly (think child! would you let a child behave this way on your lounge).

    Or what would happen if you left? You know got off the lounge and walked away as though you were going somewhere important, would he follow you?

    What if you offered Bella a different lounge to be on than Charlie? My setter does not share the lounge with the whippets, she lifts her lip if they want to sit on her rug on the lounge, but is more than happy to share the dog beds with them. But her actions are that of a mature dog telling younger dogs to find another spot, this ones mine, she doesn't jump on them, in no way is it a game.

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    Oh and I've just remember another thing. The two youngest whippets like to bring toys into the house (whippets always have a toy in their mouth), they want to race around the house wrestling and carrying on.

    And I mean carrying on, sight hounds play using the most dreadful noises and most people and other dogs think they are murdering each other.

    But I like the house to be calm so when they sneak in a toy and start the rough stuff I say "your gone" and put them both out the door and close it behind them. Sometimes they continue on their play and race all over the yard in full flight.

    Other times the toy gets dropped and they look thru the glass door at me as though their best friend just died and I let them in when I can see by their body language that they have calmed down. In those instances they normally come in and find a spot to curl up and rest.

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