I am visiting my sister who has an elderly dog. When we first visited when Maggie was small Tilly was irritable but reliable and only grumbled when Maggy was very pushy, fine learning for Mags. The next visit much the same except Maggie was careful of her.
This visit with Maggie nearly 6 months old is proving problematic as Maggie has asserted herself as top dog and the old girl is suddenly intimidated by my stroppy pooch.
She won't come in and eat if Maggie is around and my pup is the problem.
I realise it is probably normal pack behaviour for the strong one to assert dominance, BUT, this is not my home and as far as Tilly's owner is concerned it is her house and she rules.
Any advice for handling this, I am keeping Maggie away when the old one eats but the stress level is obviously still there.
This will be a real problem if it continues.