Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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Why is Gryff so mean to Alec???
Okay, that's sort of a rhetorical question. I know the answer has to do with the pack order. Gryff has become rather attached to me and I know he resents Alec actually being my son! Gryff used to growl at Alec when he would pet him. Today was a really bad day. Gryff growled at Alec just for walking past him. He probably growled at him 20 times since Alec got home from school. However, they just had a rompin' play session that Gryff initiated and were best buddies for about 10 minutes.
I really don't know what to do. I told Alec and my DH today that NOBODY feeds the dog except for Alec and he's not allowed to feed Gryff unless Gryff knows he's being fed (i.e. don't just put the food down and walk away). What else could I do? I still don't even know how to handle the situation when Gryff growls at him. Give him a swat, put him on his back, ignore it,..I just don't know.
Gryff has school on Wednesday so I am going to talk with them about it. It's only Alec he has this behavior with and my son is really crushed.