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Leaving two dogs alone together

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Josie, May 14, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Dennis has his friend Juno coming to stay for two weeks in July.
    They get on great but I have never had to go out and leave them home alone together.
    This time around there will obviously be times when I have to.

    My idea is that they will both have free rein to go anywhere (except our bedroom as I know they’ll both be on the bed!) rather than separating them into different rooms.

    I was then going to leave them for 15 minutes or long enough for them to settle and spy on them through the window!

    I don’t have a camera but if so can get one I will.

    Does everyone think that sounds right?
     
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  2. Josie

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    P.s was going to leave them slightly longer each time I go
     
  3. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    I used to leave mine alone . In the beginning I did as you plan to leaving them for just a few minues then returning. One thing I made sure of no food was left out , no treats just in case that became a focus for fighting.

    A good camera is cleverdog you can view via your phone and talk to them via the mic although this makes Murphy howl! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Dog...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YZ0JECGJF701423AZR04
     
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    A camera is a good idea (we use this one but it's frequently a lot cheaper than the price shown now) which also always you to talk/listen, has pan and scan, and night vision too! You can record to the cam on SD card, or direct to your phone/PC/laptop. The app isn't too bad either.
     
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  5. Josie

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    Thank you both - I think I will go ahead an order a camera so I can see exactly what they get unto when I'm not there! I've never done it before so it will be very intestine to see.

    I hope Dennis doesn't do anything super naughty whilst we're out that I have never found out about....
     
  6. leashedForLife

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    I'd suggest a gate, with each dog in his own 'zone', to prevent direct contact but not visually separate them - they can see one another, but can't get into a play-chase game across the furnishings, start an all-in wrestling match, or God forbid, argue over who gets the prime seat on the settee. :eek:
    2 playful dogs can wreak unintended havoc by knocking breakable things over or playing tug-of-war with throw pillows & small rugs - separate spaces means less risk of damage to possessions AND dogs. :)

    - terry

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    A gate would be a good idea
     
  8. Flobo

    Flobo Active Member Registered Partner

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    Even though Juno is his mate, if he's never stayed with Dennis at yours before , it may be good to have him over, before his hols, for a 'sleepover', include a time that you will be feeding the dogs too, you can then get a pretty good idea of what they will be like together and be more prepared for the big stay. Most of my new boarders I do this with just incase there are any problems with them settling with Jake or vice versa... or incase it throws up any other issues, which happens! ;)
     
  9. Josie

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    Thank you for your suggestions - She has stayed the night before and we've done feeding time so I am confident with that. They are really sweet together :)

    This is when they decided to stay in their own beds....

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    and this is when Dennis decided he preferred Juno's....
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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  10. Josie

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    I think they will be fine! I'm just panicking!
     
  11. leashedForLife

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    well, it's better to think about all of the what-ifs & have nothing happen, rather than go blithely forward & have it quickly go pear-shaped & slide toward disaster.

    I've heard "they'll be fine, quit worrying...", & then they're Not fine, all too often. // As an aside, "they'll be fine ..." IMpersonalE usually comes from the male half of a couple, BTW. :rolleyes: :p
    I've also heard "I just don't know - what if?...", & taking precautions never hurts.

    - terry

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  12. Flobo

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    Looks to me like they are pretty chilled out together! :D
     
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