• Okay well I got Benny who is 5yrs old as my foster dog and he is a great dog. But we have a 9month old mini doxie and she is very hyper and can annoy big dogs easliy but they never hurt her. Benny will growl at her in the house but not out side he just ignores her. But lately hes been showing signs that tend to worry me. He's showing his teeth at her and any other dog that gets to close as well as growl. Now he mainly does this when hes near us and our puppy wants to come play with us or sit next to us and hes already on the other side of us. I need some help because I want him to get a good home and say with confidence that he can live with other dogs. I was told that he is protective of his people but it onlys around other animals. If any one knows any good tips please let me know so I can work with him right away.


  • It is really normal for an adult dog to be irritated by a younger wound up dog. I wouldn't say that growling and showing his teeth indicates he wouldn't be okay with another dog…but it really doesn't tell you anything about how he would be with another adult. The fact that he only complains, and warns her without attacking...I would find that encouraging, not discouraging.


  • @BennyBenjiboy:

    Okay well I got Benny who is 5yrs old as my foster dog and he is a great dog. But we have a 9month old mini doxie and she is very hyper and can annoy big dogs easliy but they never hurt her. Benny will growl at her in the house but not out side he just ignores her. But lately hes been showing signs that tend to worry me. He's showing his teeth at her and any other dog that gets to close as well as growl. Now he mainly does this when hes near us and our puppy wants to come play with us or sit next to us and hes already on the other side of us. I need some help because I want him to get a good home and say with confidence that he can live with other dogs. I was told that he is protective of his people but it onlys around other animals. If any one knows any good tips please let me know so I can work with him right away.

    Jazzy makes some GOSH-AWFUL noises and shows HUGE teeth whenever either Gypsy or Keoki come anywhere near – and I mean, even enter the room -- when she is sitting on a lap or being held. She even does it sometimes when she's on the dog's chair. It sounds awful, like she's about to tear them to shreds. Nothing has EVER happened as a result, and it never turns toward the humans, never.

    She sleeps with Gypsy and Keoki, she plays with Gypsy and Keoki, and lives with them just beautifully. It's just her way of making sure they know it's her spot and she is not moving.

    Now, we have tried stopping it by dumping her off laps when she does it, but after a few months of that and it having no effec on her, we sort of gave up.
    Now we just say, "Hey! Shut up you ol' bat" :p or something along those lines, but nothing really changes.


  • Add my Kristii to Jazzy's group…. she does exactly the same only add if she is sitting on the couch, chair, dog bed....etc... she comes unglued if the others come to close... they mostly ignore her and we do the same.. "Shut up you old B*#$h

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