Guest MaddieOnMadison Posted July 26, 2016 Share Posted July 26, 2016 We adopted a 2 year old greyhound, Maddie, 2 weeks ago and so far things have been pretty great with her. She is a goofball who loves belly rubs and meeting new people. Up until recently she hasn't shown any dominant traits and seemed to understand from the start that we were in charge; he would walk next to us or behind us during walks, always drops to the ground for belly rubs, responds to No, and has no problem turning her back on us when going to the bathroom. Two days ago we started letting her on the couch. Earlier this morning she was laying on the couch next to my sitting husband and was snuggled up against him. Suddenly she lifted her head and stared at him so he stared back so as not to appear submissive and then she growled while baring her teeth. He immediately got up and told her no and she did her "ashamed" look where she puts her head down and sheepishly looks up at you. Also, last night she did pull on her leash and walk ahead of me but I assumed it was because she was just excited to be out (the weather had her cooped up all day). We are concerned that she might be trying to test our dominance. Any tips/feedback are appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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