Guest Noosh Posted August 24, 2016 Share Posted August 24, 2016 We have had Emma for 5 months; she is 23 months old. Still a puppy in behaviour. We love her to pieces, she is such a sweetie. Now we have adopted a gorgeous boy in need of a home with some company- and he has fitted in very well. He is very amenable and easy going. He is almost 4; we have had him 5 weeks. After a couple of weeks they were getting along great. He is now happy to play with her and have some fun. Unfortunately, she has suddenly started some really deliberately naughty behaviour in the last couple of days. If they were little kids, you would say she was being jealous. Despite my best efforts to ignore her barking at me for attention; bumping me for pats, she will now seek out and chew house items in my presence to get my attention!! I am being 'played!' The look on her face! She has started growling at dogs on walks again, for no reason- today even a little puppy! What the? Ok, so which way to go here? I give her equal attention; they are well exercised; stimulated with fun toys and games. He is happy to sleep most of the day, and never has ever been destructive at all. He's a big, delightful boy. I have tried to put her in time out, she knows when she has been naughty. We keep all doors shut, so she isn't tempted; so today I had the bedroom door open for a minute, and she cleared Dad's side table and chewed two leather watch bands- she never has ever been remotely interested before. Aahh. Should I just wait it out? Will it pass? Is this trying on some dominance to make sure she is secure in the family? Do I keep ignoring the deliberate attention seeking behaviour? I'm sure it's normal- some moral support and advice wouldn't go astray though! Thanks :-) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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