Now, you can tell me that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can definitely teach an old dog new annoyances. What can be teeing off this Shelty? I’ll tell you: a puppy.
This puppy, Leah, is the same breed as me, but if you met her, you’d swear she thought she was fetching God’s Frisbee or something. If I want to go for a walk, she cries and whines and makes our humans take her out too. If my humans play with me, she jumps in there and starts taking some of my action. She even eats my food when I’m not around! It’s annoying! Lucky, you gotta’ help me out here.
Spot, Red Bank, NJ
I know it’s tough for you, but what I think this puppy is trying to do is prove herself against you. Now, not having met her, I can’t say that she isn’t being a little mean, but what I suggest is to take her aside, and draw some boundaries. Let her know first of all that your food is your food. Let her know that you want some time one-on-one with the human-folk. But most importantly, when you let her know, tell her as her friend, not as her enemy. It’s better to have another friend in the house than it is one who’s sabotaging your life right under your nose.
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