Zahra tends to be very dependent upon Chase, today we went to Bark in the Park a local dog event and we chatted with Chris Stakes the Pet psychic/Animal communicator. Okay, now I know that may sound a little wacky, I have to agree I did it for fun but she offered some good advice on breaking Zahra’s dependence on Chase. First was to separate their kennels so they are not right up against each other, she suggested starting out with having them across the room from each other so that she could still see him, she also suggested putting crate covers on their kennels so that she could have a place with a little privacy and security. My question is do any of you use crate covers? Do you find that your dogs enjoy having a cozy little place to hide? Do any of you believe that by separating them Zahra will learn to be a little more independent?
Her other advice was common knowledge type stuff that I could have thought about on my own, spend time separately with each dog, talk more to them (I am guilty of this, I try to praise them but I probably don’t vocalize it enough), take another training class with Zahra so that it re-enforces to her that I am the Alpha not Chase.
Okay, now that you all think I am crazy because it took someone with a fake crystal ball to tell me how to bond with my Basenji (She didn't really have a fake crystal ball, I am just being sarcastic) give me your thoughts on the crate separation and den converting! LOL!
Here is her website in case someone wants to know about her http://www.askyourpets.com/services.html.