Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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Gryff is getting so much better with other dogs
I mentioned in another post that we have new neighbors with a black lab. It only took Gryff a minute or two to completely acclimate to her. They were running all over the yard in no time at all.
This morning, I took Gryff for a walk and my other neighbors with their Akita were outside. Lucy, the insane Weimeraner and another lab were all in the yard. I brought Gryff over and he instantly went on his back and let the other dogs check him out. We didn't stay long enough for him to get up and play, but the fact that he didn't freak out and was very calm was quite heartening -- especially considering these were three very big dogs.
He also had a very raucous play session with my husband this morning without constantly running back or looking toward me for encouragement. They just had a great time.
He has also been more tolerant of Alec, although there is still the occasional growl. He hasn't gone to Alec for playtime, but he will play if Alec initiates.
I do have a question. Gryff is very mouthy when he plays. He never intentionally bites, but I don't quite know how to curb it. I tell him "no bite" and I will stop playing with him if it gets too rough. Any thoughts?