Monday, June 4, 2012

Moony the Bully

Lately Moony has developed a disturbing habit which I'm having to train her out of.  I can only assume that while I am not there during the day, she is allowed to snatch things from other dogs and keep them even attacking them for the item.  The key here being that she keeps the item she fought for. 

This morning I gave Princess an egg, but before she could get out the door with it, Moony was on her.  Fortunately I was only a long step away, and was able to grab Moony, get the egg and give it back to Princess and put Moony in her room.  This is not the first time she's done this, and I believe it is because Jim has let her keep the items she's stolen.  So, not only do I have to train Moony out of being a bully, I have to train Jim in to not letting his little girl be a bully.

Unfortunately, Cowboy is learning from her example, and tried bullying Demon.  Fortunately, I was right there to stop them the first time.  He tried it while I was in WV and Jim stopped them, so hopefully that will be the end of it as long as Moony is shown that being a bully is not rewarding.

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