Originally Posted by ReadingMama
I like the idea of restricting where Mac can be, Northof60. The only thing is, he is a nuisance barker. If he is outside longer than it takes him to pee, he will bark constantly--even for 30 minutes straight-until he is let in again. So if I use a baby gate to keep him in a bedroom, he will stand at the gate and bark constantly.
I hear you on that, Rhino is the same way. But with the gate on the living room door to keep him out
, and his blankets and pillows in the foyer, he basically lounges there on his own accord. I'd have the same problem if I was locking him IN a room.
Can you take the pillows and blankets out of the living room and put them in a place out of the way where he'll be compelled to use them without feeling like he's separate from the rest of the family?
Originally Posted by mom_of_boys
my mother-in-laws excuse for the growling& bearing teeth.. ready for this... "it's how she plays, it's her personality" *insert eyeroll*
Rhino growls when he plays. He's very vocal. I could give half a dozen examples of him growling in ways that are not at all aggressive. I also use to have a Rotty in daycare who growled when you toweled her off. It freaked us out the first few times, given that she was a solid 110 pounds. But after talking with her mom, she just growls out of contentment sometimes. It happens.