I have 3 dogs. a 6yr old GSD male, a 2yr old desexed bitch, and a 1yr old entire male.
I have noticed that as the bitch is mainly crated. There relationship between the lads has been changing.
The young pup, is asserting himself more and more, barging to get places first, stealing items from older dog and not giving them back.
and now, a weird sorta challenge thing.
Bernie the GSD has always been a little edgy on having people touch his back end, or when pups lay down on his bed, up the head end is fine, but if they get too close to back end, he'll tell them off, or he'd move them when they were smaller.
Brian the entire 1yr old, has taken to deliberately, laying down on bernie's rug, behind bernie. For this, he gets told off. Verbally by bernie, but that's it, he doesnt back it up, so when Brian ignores the verbal warning, bernie gets up and lets him have his rug.
Bernie is a tad over the hill. Has been on moderation management for past year with tear to CL. So NOT as fit as brian. Slower to get up, but once up, behaves like a pup once more. But he is definitely no longer in his prime of life.
For the past 6 weeks, the bitch has been crated most of time. She pretty much rule the roost here on who owns the sunniest spot, juiciest bone, best bed etc. But has not had much access to Brian yet. She will take it as far as is necessary to reassert herself, in a way only bitches can. They can be evil at times!
Brian is not strong willed enough to take her on. But i see Bernie deferring to Brian more and more over last few weeks.
Bernie now gets to wait for brian to enter door first.
Bernie now gets to get off his rug on command from Brian
As soon as the girl pohm is out of her crate, Brian claims that as his too and has to have a go. He gets away with this, coz Pohm is focused on being OUT yeah!
Is there anything i should be doing, to ease the transition of who is top dog between Brian and Bernie? I dont want a fight on my hands.
They have taken to turn taking, for give/receive a nice long cleaning of penis/balls. What is this about? Just grooming each other? with location of mouths being co incidental? Bernie humped Brian yesterday. And must of gotten a little too close to anus, as Brian suddenly jumped out of the way of penetration. But then just stood still.
It seems that at first Brian would stand near where Bernie is led, and waits. Bernie then cleans his genitals thoroughly, and its generally me that stops this, as Brian's knot can come out, and its rather gross and cant be missed! (this dog is very well endowed and, er visual)
This has progressed to Brian standing, and Bernie being called by Brian in some silent way, so that Bernie gets up and walks toward him to clean him/pay service.
Im torn between gay dogs, will be gay dogs. And jesus christ, im trying to eat here guys! get a room. If we have elderly visitors, i prevent it.
Would Brian having his nads off, help do you think? Im saving at moment for op. Will be having him done at 18months. Brian's piss is very funky strong smelling, which will be helped by op. according to info ive read. (checked, no UTI, just funky smelling)
Its been so long since ive had a dog castrated, i cant remember what it changes and what it wont?
I just want less sexual dogs basically! A bj observation session is one thing, a NOISY bj observation just takes it to a whole new level according to my stomach and guests.
Sean, have you noticed any difference in Bronx and Mojos relationship since mojo's op? though maybe a bit too early yet.