As you all know I brought home my new corgi, copper, yesterday. He is six weeks and Chancey is about five months. Well Chancey was always very affectionate and always showered me with kisses. As of today however she has been completely indifferent towards me, even though I'm trying to give her way more attention than copper. By indifferent I mean no more cuddles, kisses, or coming over when called. She squirms when I try to cuddle her or hug her, and she flat out refuses any kind of kisses, when I call her she either stays layed down or goes in the opposite direction when she used to haul butt running. Is she always gonna be like this or will she eventually warm up to me again? I'm doing everything I can the new guy is more my boyfriends and I love my little girl so much I just want her back to her old affectionate self again :( please any kind of advice at all?

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Comment by Brittany,Chancey,&Copper on May 4, 2012 at 4:34pm
Let me explain haha I let my boyfriend bond with him I just clean up after him and feed him. I meant I try not to give him attention when Chancey is around. I pay copper attention when she is in her crate or another room.
Comment by Brittany,Chancey,&Copper on May 4, 2012 at 1:32pm
We are practicing the separation every night. My boyfriend takes rolypoly in one room and plays with him and Chancey works on her tricks and tug of war and the laser Chase. When I cook dinner she is right by my side like usual and I give her a bit of cheese occasionally and tons of belly rubs. I try to not pay any attention to the new pup at all but I think my voice attracts him and its hard to resist that fat ball of fur cuddling especially when Chancey resents me so much. She is a tad better today, still no kisses or cuddles which breaks my heart, but she will come once in awhile and she will look at me when I rub her before walks sometimes. I just miss MY baby. I Love Copper but I have to let him bond with my boyfriend first so he knows oh this is my alpha because I'm sure he is thinking I'm mom he only comes to me and follows me and it ticks my girl off. I'm praying and doing my best, I hope all my extra love makes up for her feeling hurt and my little lovebug comes back out :) thanks for the advice guys!
Comment by Lemmy Winks on May 4, 2012 at 9:47am

Might just be stress from a new dog. Just go about your normal routine ( or as close to it as you can) and she'll relax and warm up again.
We luckily had no problems, Pilot is such a "go go go go" dog, the introduction of another dog was probably the best day of his life lol...our cats, not so much haha.
Congrats on your new fluff ball ^_^
Best of luck!!

Comment by Chris, Kadi & Brodie on May 4, 2012 at 9:39am

Try to think of it like a young child who suddenly has a new baby in the house. She will adjust. The best thing is that you don't treat her different than you did before. Also, with them both being pups, they will probably really bond to each other. This can be good, but it can be bad too. You may see separation anxiety if you take one somewhere and leave the other. The best solution to that is to make an effort to separate the while they are young so they get used to it.

Comment by Jane on May 4, 2012 at 9:33am

I'd make sure she's getting a lot of one-on-one time with you alone. Classes are great, maybe some trips to the pet store or a park so she can be free of the puppy for a while. Since they are both so young you may end up with some regression in behavior but just stick with it, be patient and consistent.

Comment by Brittany,Chancey,&Copper on May 4, 2012 at 8:15am
She's enrolled in classes for next month so that's a relief, thanks for your advice!
Comment by Bev Levy on May 4, 2012 at 7:37am

You have brought a puppy home during Chancey's adolescence stage so may see changes unrelated to the puppy so be careful not to read too much into her actions. Just go out of your way to continue to pay attention to Chancey with out putting up with too much. Classes at this time for her would really be a huge boost in your bond and in her training.

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