Well, after a year of moratorium, I have found my way back to the
Internet. Talk about withdrawal! Forgive me if this is an old
standby question, as I have been cut off from all your timely and
well used advice.
Bonnie the bodacious border collie says Hi to all her old
friends. We have the following question:
This weekend we are dogsitting for Cousin Luna, another border collie.
We very much like this arrangement for mutual dogsitting, as neither
of our pups take to the kennel very well (although we have a marvelous
kennel), and this way they get very careful attention, etc.
Bonnie, however, is not the world's most social dog. She gets along
famously with the neighborhood dogs that she sees regularly, but
even with them she gets jealous of our attention when we try to pet
We are getting Luna tonight, and I am anticipating some dog friction,
at least until they settle into an order. My question: do I let
them settle this outright, or do I intervene? Do I try to let
Bonnie know that Luna is not to be snapped at, or do I let Bonnie
inform Luna of her alpha status?
All advice is welcome.
AOL, so no flames about the name, please.)