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    Question Nice Dog, Possessive of Bone w/Other Dog

    We have a Miniature Pinscher and a mutt (part Pit Bull and I don't know what else). Our mutt has been around a little over a week. She was abused and then abandoned and we basically acquired her. This dog is very nice. She shows no food aggression, is loving listens very well. She does shy away if you move too fast.

    Now, we gave each dog a brand new bone. They were fine. The mutt (Suzy) had no idea how to use the bone and watched Darcy (Pinscher). She then started to eat the bone. Now she tends to collect the bones and growls and stops Darcy from taking the bones. My wife and I can take the bones away from her with no problem.

    I don't think this is normal.

    Also, she plays with Darcy and he jumps all over her and she submits to him. I am just not sure why this one area seems so awful. I really like Suzy but I don't want my other dog to get hurt, though they play all the time.

    Please let me know what I can do to make this better. Or, is this normal?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Nice Dog, Possessive of Bone w/Other Dog

    It's normal and as long as people can pick them up it's really nothing to worry about. My female hoards her bones and my male has learned to stay away. I let them work out that issue on their own.....it was bloodless and they don't have a problem anymore.
    If one started stealing all the bones then I'd make sure they each get to enjoy one by separating them....one inside and one out or, in different rooms.

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    Re: Nice Dog, Possessive of Bone w/Other Dog

    Thank you. I feel better now because she is a great girl. She still tells the little one who is boss, but the little one still plays with her and they seem to get along fine. And she is really nice with my wife and I.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Nice Dog, Possessive of Bone w/Other Dog

    Please be careful. Not all dogs will sort things out on their own without bloodshed all of the time. When giving bones I recommend keeping dogs separated. Crate them, put them in different rooms, or have them at a distance from eachother and watch them closely. I no longer allow my dogs to switch bones. They get raw meaty bones and they are gone when they are gone. Stuffed Kongs are treated the same way. New toys are only given when the dogs can be watched closely. Used toys are the only things that are left out, and there are way more of them than there are dogs. Some dogs can't even get along over old toys.

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