Join Date: Jul 2011
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Dog Sitting for A Friend
Starting tomorrow, my friend's 2-year-old Maltese will be staying with us for a week. My friend hired a dog sitter to walk her dog (Maggie) and Maccabee on the days I work outside my home.
Maggie and the dog walker came over yesterday evening. After the walker left, Maggie and Maccabee had a playdate. My friend's husband took both dogs for a walk, and they did fine together. When they came back inside, we put both dogs in Maccabee's expen. Maggie barked and whined A LOT. Of course Maccabee joined in the bark fest. After about 20 minutes, both dogs laid down and rested.
When we let them out, they ran and ran and ran, chasing each other and playing beautifully.
Maggie is house trained, but Maccabee is not 100% reliable, and still stays in the expen when I can't watch him. I thin I should put Maggie in the expen with Maccabee when he is in there or he will eb jealous. Or do you think seeing Maggie out would be an encouragement for Maccabee?
Maccabee has been sleeping in his expen, but I still put him in his crate 1 or 2 nights per week, so he doesn't forget about the crate. Maggie sleeps in bed with my friends. How would yo handle the sleeping arrangements? Both of them in Maccabee's expen or both of them in their crates?
Maggis is a free-feeder. Maccabee gets 2 meals a day. Of course they eat different food (Maccabee eats TOTW canned, mixed with Canine Caviar kibble and a splash of broth. Maggie eats Wellness). I guess Maggie is going to have to survive on 2 meals, because if I leave her food out, Maccabee will probably eat it and end up with tummy troubles from the sudden change.
Any sugestions on how you'd handle the situation?
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