3 adult dogs always avoided the smallest kennel. The one, which had
not the time to occupy the bigger one, was lying in the morning like
an unfortunate one in this small kennel. In the lower fenced space there
is a very nice kennel which has practically never been used. Nobody
thinks about occupying it!
When Jojo had 3 years, the good time was over. He decided to impose
himself to Arap, as a master. Arap had at that moment about 11 years
and started most probably with his malignant illness. Every day Jojo
was approaching him from the side and took him by the ear. He was holding
him quite long, Arap’s legs were trembling, but he was not showing
that he was defeated.
Sometimes Jojo pushed him down and lay on his chest. He was “looking
at the nature”, without intention to harm him seriously. We could
not longer watch such behaviour and therefore we decided to separate
the two males. During the day there were no major problems. One time
it was Arap who was with the females and Jojo in the front of the house
and vice versa. The problem started every evening. Arap was staying
with the females in the higher part and we used to put Jojo in the lower
space. Every time there was a provocation between the two males and
they were barking and growling.
One day I decided to change and I placed Jojo together with the females
in the higher part and Arap in the lower part. This change was enough
to establish peace. The one who was down felt inferior, this is the
explanation of this behaviour.
Now we know that this kennel will not be used as long as there is a
communication between the two fenced spaces. Somebody would use this
house only if separated from others and forced.
With arrival of little Bayka our herd enlarged.
After the departure of its brothers and sisters, we did not take away
the box for nursery because the mother and the little one continued
to sleep there. It was too cold to take out the puppy, even more that
it was not used to go in this kennel.
We are waiting springtime. Until that nothing unusual! But I noticed
that the granny Seka was also dying to enter in the nursery. One or
two days after the departure of the puppies, Seka came also to install
herself in that box and here you can see the ”trio” (8 years,
5 years and a few months) which I found reunited every evening in a