If you’ve been following along this grand journey with me, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a fairly adaptable being. I deal with change well and often times, thrive in the midst of transitions and transformations.
With the move from Tiny to cohabitation, change is running rampant. Annie is adjusting, I’m adjusting, we’re all jumping from rolling with the punches, to talking (or barking) about the natural adjustments of starting a life with someone new.
Abby and Annie are learning about playing together, playing on their own, snuggling together, and how much one-on-one time they each need. Kyle and I are figuring it all out too, trying to get a strong balance for our pups and for ourselves.
A and A have been displaying some behaviors suggesting they are not getting enough human interaction, leading the humans to believe they have overestimated the independence of two dogs, just because they have each other. Annie has resumed barking ferociously at Kyle (or any male that comes into the house) and then quickly running out the door, tail-tucked. And Abby has taken to barking and chewing (or should I say shredding) just about anything.
We’ve come to the conclusion that playing with each other, even when they get lots of exercise together, is not enough to keep them happy pups. They need their time with us just as much as they did before they had each other. Changes will have to be made.
Aside from more regular, and more frequent walks, does anyone have any suggestions?
E and A🐶