Farley’s Friday: A Five Dog Weekend

Farley here.

How does a Wheaten Terrier cope in a small space with four other dogs?

Nomada Dogs

I’m the wheaten in the photo. The dogs with me are a lab/springer mix, and two Australian Shepherd/Poodles mixes. Callie, the Jack Russell is below. She refused to have her photo taken with us because she was too busy napping in the pillows.

Cali Sleeping

So we were on a boat but who invited the thunder storm? Smudge (Lab/Springer) and I don’t like them. The other dogs didn’t care.

Five dogs and only a couple of snapping incidents – not by me because, as you know, I’m perfect. One of the Australian Shepherd’s snapped at Smudge. Smudge, being a lab, just ignored the dog. I hid behind Kristina’s legs. I don’t like conflict. The humans all talked about how to stop aggression in dogs. The conclusion. Someone has to the be the alpha and take control. I didn’t get whether that meant a dog alpha or a human alpha. All I know is I’m not the alpha. It’s all so confusing.

We swam, we ran, we got wet, then we had to stay on the back deck until we were dry. All the human’s got to go inside and warm up. but not us. Oh, except the spoilt one. Callie gets cold, so she got to join in side and bury herself on the couch. And you thought all this time, I was the spoilt one.

Woof, woof.

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3 thoughts on “Farley’s Friday: A Five Dog Weekend

  1. SOunds like a dog party! Wish I was there. I’m sure the Aussies were just afraid of the lab because he is bigger. positive words and petting from the humans will help the dogs realize that the new dogs are not intruders but welcome guest.. Each owner should pet the other dogs to show this acceptance. Also giving treat rewards should be given as a group to the dogs so they feel more like a pack. When together good things happen. Farley you deserve extra praise ( and a bigger treat) for being such a graious host.

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    1. Great advice. I’ll tell my human these tips. It’s never to late to teach an old… well you know the rest. We were certainly a pack last weekend. I have no doggy friends coming this weekend, only humans – but I like them too.

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