|Barked: Fri Dec 21, '07 12:13pm PST |
|Watson has a strange habit of nibbling on other dog's ears -not really biting, more rubbing the front of his teeth on their ears, with just a little biting. Most of the time, the other dog will let him do it for a while, then quietly move away. Well, we recently added Jack (an adopted, 4-yr old lab) to the household (Watson has been the only dog for over a year). Jack is CONSTANTLY seeking attention from us, and when he comes and puts his head in your lap, Watson will position himself on Jack's left and nibble on his ear. Jack will tolerate it for a few minutes, then turn and snap at Watson, and they will scuffle for a few seconds. We are in the process of working on Jack's attention seeking behavior (redirecting him to bones and Kong's) but have no idea what to do about Watson, who will sometimes nibble on Jack even when he's quietly chewing on a bone in a room other than the one 'his people' are in. Not sure how to stop Watson's behavior, and not sure why he's doing it - aggression? jealousy?
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