Well it's been 72 hours since we got our new pug baby Pandora. The poor baby is underweight, has worms, has a cold, was crated way to much, was never trained to go to the bathroom outside, and inhales her food and water like she has never ate before. All the dogs seem to get along except Padrona is now showing some signs of dominance and a little aggression with toys and snacks which we will be working on immediately!

The love to play rough but I get a little nervous with how tiny and fragile Pandora is compared to Padrona. They are from the same litter (sisters) and Padrona is 18 lbs and stocky where this poor baby is atleast 2 inches shorter, weighs 11.5 lbs, and even her head is significantly smaller then Padrona's.

We rescued her when Padrona's & Pandora's mommy Trixies owner contacted us and asked us if we could take her in because the "woman" who initially had adopted her was obviously not taking proper care of her at all. I am so happy and proud that she asked us and knows we will take great care and give lots of love to her the way we do all our babies.

If anyone has any suggestions on dominance and or aggressive behavior please contact me.

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Comment by Celestialraine on September 28, 2010 at 10:55pm
Brent we are owned by pugs there is no going nutso, we are NUTSO *LOL*
Comment by Pugman! on September 28, 2010 at 12:54pm
I'm glad to be of assistance to you also. Just tell me what I did, I'll be good with it. :)) I think I'm going nutso.
Comment by Celestialraine on September 28, 2010 at 12:44pm
Thank you Karen for the advice it is greatly appreciated and they all seem to doing much better.
Comment by Karen Pug Mommy on September 16, 2010 at 8:06pm
I think that giving Pandora a smaller space rather than the run of the house will help her feel more secure. I would keep her on a leash with you when she isn't in the space so as to take her out often. She doesn't know where to do her business yet. As far as the aggressive behavior or inapporpriate dominance a quick correction will help her know that isn't right. I bet she is totally overwhelmed. Thank goodness she has a chance for some loving and to heal up! God bless you for taking her in.
Comment by Pugman! on September 11, 2010 at 2:55pm
And there you have it, once again Helena is spot on!
Comment by Celestialraine on September 11, 2010 at 12:03pm
Yeah we definitely have some work ahead of us she also is not trained with basic commands and also not housetrained even a little bit. I am hoping she is just going through a getting use to her new surroundings stage but I highly doubt it with the way she was not cared for before. She actually has already peed and pooped on our couch ugh.
Comment by Miss Maggie on September 11, 2010 at 11:42am
Certainly sounds like Pandora is in good hands now. I agree with Helena they always seem to work it out. Both are lucky to have such a great caretaker. Good Luck:)
Comment by Celestialraine on September 9, 2010 at 12:41pm
thank you for the great advice ladies!
Comment by Helena Brown on September 9, 2010 at 9:09am
You will always have one more dominant than another and really after years of trying to change that with my previous two I would council of letting them reach agreement, just so long as no blood is shed. Aggression is a different thing and unfortunately some times they go hand in hand. If the aggression is being turned on the humans you will have to beef up your control and ensure that you are in command of the situation.
Comment by Di's spoiled kids on September 8, 2010 at 4:25pm
Well good luck with your new addition, I know what you are going through, as right now I am kind of going through the same thing. As for the dominance, there is always one I believe who wants to be the dominant one, bur you need to address the aggressive behavior. My Linus is very jealous of Lizzy, but we are trying to get him to understand we love him and Lizzy the same, and mommy and daddy are right here for him. He is getting it with us, but when others come along, he starts all over again.

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