Oh lordy where to begin here.
Okay so I have just moved back in with my parents. They have 6 dogs. I have 3.
4 of theirs are in the house. The other 2 are in a dog run in the backyard. They get rotated a couple of times a day.
The problem is 1 of mine is absolutely terrified of her dogs... Well to be specific the Basset Hounds. He comes and sits on my lap in the living room but he's always on edge. The other 2 are left in my bedroom and stress themselves out howling and crying at the door, they can't come in because they snap at the Bassets (must be an anti-basset thing lol). They are let out every hour to have a run in the yard and toilet but I just feel awful. They are used to spending 24 hours a day with me and now they have gone down to maybe a couple of hours (plus all night).
I'm not sure how to handle this one.
We're trialling having the 2 poodles in a great dane sized crate in the lounge room tomorrow night so they can at least see me, but when we tried it tonight 1 curled up and went to sleep while the other one whined the entire time.
Should I be spending more time in the bedroom with them or should I just let them "toughen up"?