Basenji apology

As readers will know I was having bedtime agression problems with EL D for awhile. He was really good for several days and then the other night he growled again so I yelled at him and told him to get out of the bed. That surprised him. After a few minutes I let him back in. When he growled again I really yelled at him and tossed him out of the bedroom. He sat out there and looked at me with really sad eyes. After I shut off the light and several minutes more, he slowly came into the bedroom, climbed on the bed, and then cuddled really close to my head (which he never does) and put his paw on my shoulder. Talk about being sorry. 🙂

I'll have to try that…we've got a growler in our bed as well...usually she's growling at our cat, though, who won't stay in one place during the night.

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As readers will know I was having bedtime agression problems with EL D for awhile. He was really good for several days and then the other night he growled again so I yelled at him and told him to get out of the bed. That surprised him. After a few minutes I let him back in. When he growled again I really yelled at him and tossed him out of the bedroom. He sat out there and looked at me with really sad eyes. After I shut off the light and several minutes more, he slowly came into the bedroom, climbed on the bed, and then cuddled really close to my head (which he never does) and put his paw on my shoulder. Talk about being sorry. 🙂

Good for you, as many of us have said, "They have to earn the right"…. and when they step over the boundries, they lose those priviledges....

Basenji Mix

Aww - what a sweet way to let you know he's sorry. When Duke was a puppy - last year, if he hadn't been such a sweet sorry puppy, he would have been gone. He wasn't very nice, but knew when to be sorry. That and along with his looks kept him locked in my heart.

Thats a good idea!! We are having some issues with Trixie at night but its because she hears our other dog Josie walking around. She talks in her devilish tongue but i just pet her and tell her no and she usually stops. They certainly do get cranky when they are tired!!! lol

When my husband and I got togeather, Dakota, my first b, would nip him if he moved the slightest bit during the night. One night at 3:00a.m. they finally had it out. Hubby pushed him off the bed, Dakota jumped back up growling. They went back and forth for at least 15 minutes. Dakota finally sat on the floor for a few minutes then jumped back up, curled up and went to sleep. He never nipped him again.

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