Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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Lisa, good point. He'll be back in the crate tonight.
The difference in the past two weeks has been really amazing. Gryff is still stand-offish with Alec. I guess he's pretty stand-offish with everyone, it's just him. However, the growling has almost stopped completely. There was a growl this morning, but I saw it coming a mile away. I had Gryff on my lap and I was pretending to dance with him. Then Alec was dancing with him. I put Gryff back on the ground. Alec wanted to dance with him some more, but couldn't figure out the best way to move him. I saw him move in toward Gryff trying to pick him up, but he was in no way in control of the situation and Gryff growled. It was so obvious to me that there was a growl coming. As long as Alec acts like the boss, the situation is good. As soon as he reverts to not knowing how to act around Gryff, the trouble happens.
It seems to me that the reason small dogs have more issues with kids than larger dogs is simply because they are afraid of them. Kids are rough with small dogs and I guess they don't like it too much.