Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

I present to you, the cutest, sweetest, best behaved (not even joking!) Labrapup in the world....

I naps, ma!

Leave me alone, I gots a bone ma!

I cute, ma!  

Yes, you might detect the tiniest (well, it's not that tiny, sigh) little scratch below her eye... poor little pup, Murphy has decided to be jealous and took it out on her yesterday. End result, big cut below her eye and blood everywhere, along with a screaming puppy.  
Any suggestions for helping Murphy learn she is still my little terror girl?


Erika, Blair and crew said...

She is a cute little labrapup! Try positive reinforcement with Murphy, like giving her treats when the little one is around.

Mango said...

Oh dear. THese things do happen. Glad nobody was seriously injured. Little Miss Thing needs to learn about boundaries with the big dog.


Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Given that you're the one I go to for dog advice, I've got nothing. However, she is totally adorable!

Kari in Vegas said...

I just had a fight between two pups yesterday :(

Stop on by for a visit

achieve1dream said...

She's so cute. I'm glad she's okay after the Terror Attack lol.

If it were me I would probably give them separate time for themselves for getting your attention, training, treats, etc. Especially for bones and toys so Murphy can't get to her if she gets jealous. Also I've heard (never tried it) that making sure the older dog gets her attention, treats, etc first helps . . . might be worth a shot. You can also put the puppy in a crate and have Murphy lay outside of it and then praise/give treats for making eye contact with you and ignoring Rease (puppy can have a bone to be busy with while you're working with Murphy). Those are just some suggestions. I've never personally dealt with this problem, but those are the things I've heard suggested before. Maybe check YouTube? Good luck! Please keep us up to date how she and Murphy are doing. :D

Sophie said...

Woah, I leave for a while and there's a new troublemaker black dog in the blog!

Make sure Murphy gets lots of time with you. If you can and Murphy likes it - have you tried putting the other dogs away and giving her 15-20 minutes of flirtpole, just you and her, in your yard? If she's anything like Lola, that'll help chill her out and it'll be good bonding.

Other than that, keep up with positive reinforcement and supervision. If Murphy starts guarding objects, then eliminate the things she can guard over; chews only given in crates or seperate rooms, toys only used during supervised play, etc.