Most of us consider a pet a life-long commitment. However, sometimes others (human) enter our lives and wreak havoc with the bond we enjoy with our dog or cat.
A good way to introduce Fido to a prospective partner is to allow that new person to exclusively feed and treat the dog. Having him or her walk the dog in a respectful manner is also a fine way to increase the bond.
If you are being romantic and your dog begins to act out, the dog’s owner (you) must take appropriate measures: let Fido know his behavior is not acceptable by giving him an immediate, “No!” or “Leave it!” If his behavior continues, a time-out is appropriate.
If your partner and your dog are simply not getting along, try leaving the two alone for a night or two, but only if your new love is willing and able. If, on your return, the degree of animosity is still at an unacceptable level, one or the other (Fido or the new guy or girl) may have to go.
There are 3 spaces remaining for our upcoming Call of the Wild Adventure class, which begins on Saturday, April 5th. A deposit is required to hold your space. Please call 856.981.8957 for more information.
Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)
Brother of the Wolf, LLC