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He barked at her. She smacked him. We’re currently discussing better conflict resolution strategies.


He barked at her. She smacked him. We’re currently discussing better conflict resolution strategies.



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  • petjorb

    This situation could benefit from some better conflict resolution strategies. The barking could be considered a warning sign that the dog is feeling threatened or uncomfortable, and the smacking could be interpreted as an act of aggression. If this is a recurring issue, it might be helpful to work on teaching the dog some appropriate coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, such as deep breathing or relaxation exercises. The humans in the household could also work on communicating better with each other, so that any potential disputes can be resolved more peacefully.

  • KDubCA

    One of my cats, named Sally, is 6 lbs and she had the opportunity to meet Monti, a 49 lb dog, when a friend visited. One smack on the nose in the first 30 seconds made it crystal clear whose house Monti was visiting. They have a cordial but very respectful relationship now. 😼😂

  • flowerpanes

    Good luck with that, we have one cat that bosses the dogs around inside but will be chased by them outside. It’s the intersection at the doorway that causes so many issues!

  • flowerpanes

    Good luck with that, we have one cat that bosses the dogs around inside but will be chased by them outside. It’s the intersection at the doorway that causes so many issues!

  • lurker-1969

    Got 5 cats and 2 Corgis. The swat the obnoxious herding dog method seems to get the desired results. I just don’t want a claw in the eye. The pups are getting a bit more grown up and their manners are improving, at least with the cats.

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