If you live with more than one dog or want to live with more than one dog, this episode is for you. We need to be intentional about creating harmony for multi-dogs in our homes for everyone’s comfort and safety.
In the episode you'll hear:
- The advantages of having one dog.
- What needs to change when your household becomes multi-dog.
- My “5 Stages of Togetherness”.
- What to do, and what not to do, when bringing in a new dog.
- How I intentionally set my dogs up for success.
- What disrupts multi-dog harmony.
Susan, The Podcast on Creating Intentional Multi-Dog Household Harmony was excellent. We recently brought home a Future Leader Dog puppy. which changed the dynamics of our two other dogs. It was great to listen to your advice, learn some new ideas on how to manage a multi dog household better and to recognize that some of our rules are indeed needed and good rules. Thank you!
What do you do when you are out on a walk and one dog body slams another?
Really good advice. we have 3 dogs, 2 6-months old Aussidoodles and 10 year old mix Chihuahua/Jack Russel. They are in the aggravate and fight without a bite stage. We keep them separated. I will start playing IYC with the older one as well. Will have to listen to this again and again.
I would like to see a future podcast about “the togetherness project”. It’s mentioned a couple times in this video.
It’s not only a dog training podcast – I’ve listened to this episode 3 times now. and to todays episode “of take action now” and so i did! (Procationator expert level but i work hard on “do it now”) Thank you for all the tips and hints and guidance through a multi dog household!!! I would love to hear more about how you regulate all the interactions for example on a walk! I have 4 intact border collie males and two of them are only slightly on the tolerate state – from this episode on were you opened my eyes for the problem i’m working on it and it got a lot better!
Thank you Susan!!
This advice also works extremely well when teaching dog classes!!
.Being able to read doggy body language is key to harmony and happiness!!
Great info here! My older Jack Russell is teetering between aggravate and hate and I have been trying to figure out how to bring her to a solid aggravate and then tolerate. I’ll definitely be adding some new rules to the household.
This is probably one of the best podcasts I’ve heard! Loved it.
THANK YOU!!! Great podcast!. I have 6, 2 of them between the Tolerate and Aggravate levels…is soooo stessing!! Would be great if you can shere more about the “Togetherness Proyect”!!
I don`t know where the “stars” are….but of course is 5!!
This was wonderful! I have two females, they squirmish from time to time and it freaks me out when they do. The older dog goes after the younger for different reasons, a loud noise near her, the neighbor petting both at the same time, although I can and they’re fine with it. One thing I do is crate the younger dog when they’re being fed ‘cuz she eats so fast, the older dog is much slower. Both seem fine with this arrangement but I’m hoping I’m not shaping bad behavior with the younger dog. They drink water out of the same bowl even though there are multiple ones. Share the couch at night sometimes, I have six dog beds around the house, they sleep where they want. Both are spayed, the older one was bred 2 x before I got her at 4 years old, she’s now 8. They are both loving, affectionate dogs I just have people telling me horror stories about having 2 females, which unfortunately I listened to and took to heart even though I’ve had 2 females before. Just want to make sure I keep them in the acknowledge / tolerate zone, even though sometimes there is a little adoration going on, at least from the younger dog.
Thankyou, this is great, will definitely be pointing people in this direction. Susan is very funny which makes it an even better listen. I really feel through the podcasts you get to know where Susan is coming from on a different perspective, which adds something to all the other training.
5 ⭐️‘S 😊
Great information for multi-dog households! I’m anxious to learn more. Thank you, Susan.
My first comment in 8 months with Recallers. I live in multi-dog household since 20yrs but now for the first time we face some potentially serious conflicts. Thank you for this useful lecture and I’m looking forward to hear something more about how to deal with this. Honestly I was quite surprised you open this behavioural topic. But I think it makes you educational program more complete. I’m sure many people appreciate this.
Love this podcast. I have experienced the problem with a dog who got older and I think somewhat senile, she was a miniature schnauzer and was the alpha female. But when she got to be about 13 our female lab who was probably about 6 years at the time and had always loved the schnauzer, would suddenly attack her. It was very sad. We had to keep them separate until the older dog passed.
I love your podcasts and this one was exceptionally funny and real :D.