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My dog is still sulking in the corner whenever he is inside. George (tiel) has been with us for about three weeks Lucky is 5 yo. I am trying to keep them both happy. .:confused:

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Take it slow

Hi, I have 2 tiels with 2 dogs, 3 cats. The tiels and cats are fine, they just ignore the birds. The dogs least care, except 1 and I just make sure that he gets his regular attention. He does a funny little thing when he is a little jealous and that's not that often.:) Of course it depends on your dog but my personal opinion is to let the dog see that it's not a big deal. Just go slowly.
 

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I have a cat and a dog, I keep a close eye on them when my birds are out. Of course my cat Shadow is sleeping all the time. My Dog Bandit does not care about Spike but he is really scared of my budgie. So I just let him outside when I have both my birds out :) Even though they don't really pay attention to my birds I still would never trust them.
 

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I have one dog who is a border collie (Jaxx) and the two tiels.

Jaxx seemed upset when we brought the birds home. He cried, grumbled, and just obviously got in the way of us setting up the birds. But watching his actions during set-up and after, we have concluded that Jaxx's focus was the cage. We realized that he thought the cage was for him (bad memories from a previous individual) Once the birds were set up, he seemed relieved.

From the beginning, we always include Jaxx in our conversations with the tiels. He seems to accept that he is another grown up participating in the experience of having babies in the household.

Now when we go to work, and after his morning nap (very important), he goes up to the room where I keep the teils in their cage. He snoozes on the daybed, listens to the radio that I keep on for them, and just watches them.

I believe that he feels like he is watching over them like they were little lambs that are part of his flock. In fact a couple of times while they were out of their cage, they flew and landed on him. He just looked at them like he was saying hello and that was it. I almost had a heart attack when it happened but Jaxx showed me that he was better that what I gave him credit for.

I believe that if you treat the dog as part of your family, he will be receptive to the idea of new species members.

Just remember, he was there first and wants to be asured that you recognize that.

I hope this helps and that I didn't step on any toes.

Kathie



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I have a little mutt about 20 pounds and 12 years old, i got her for my wife when she was 6 weeks old. She could care less even when the birds land on her. Then i have a 4 year old Schipperke about 20 pounds as well, he likes to run up to the birds when they land on the floor, then runs like heck when the bird spreads there wings...be happy.
 

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We have two dogs and soon to be 8 birds in the house. One of the dogs is scared of the birds and is obviously massively uncomfortable when the birds are out, and the other is more resentful but knows not to touch them.
 

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I have 2 shih tzus... whom I have had for 10 years... it has been quite an adjustment for them to have Tiki join the family. Buffie was scared when I put up the cage about a wk before I got Tiki, when I brought Tiki home she was terrified. Spent about 3 wks under the bed. Barely coming out to eat or drink water, which I had to give her in the bedroom. Bandit really didn't seem to concerned to start with, then all of a sudden one day about 3 wks after I got Tiki he gpt very interested, especially when I was working with Tiki to get him to step up and bond with me...I have had Tiki about 6 wks. Tiki was a year old when I got him, so he had a major adjustment too. But things are starting to fall in to place. Buff comes out of the bedroom to join us now, Bandit is still a bit over zealous where Tiki is concerned, but shows no aggression...and Tiki has adjusted very well. It all takes time... :)
 

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Schipperke's are cool.

Schipperke's are great dogs. I used to show one. :love:
I have a little mutt about 20 pounds and 12 years old, i got her for my wife when she was 6 weeks old. She could care less even when the birds land on her. Then i have a 4 year old Schipperke about 20 pounds as well, he likes to run up to the birds when they land on the floor, then runs like heck when the bird spreads there wings...be happy.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I actually have two dogs the other one is 15 yo old and he couldn`t care less about anything as long as he has a full belly and he`s warm. I put them both outside when George is out of his cage. Lucky is the problem I wouldn`t trust him I have thought about putting him on his lead when he is inside then let George out. If he`s not sulking in the corner he is watching George.

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I have a Jack Russell who always seemed to regard all other animals as little puppies and he would lick them and there was never a problem. Where my birds are concerned however he surprised me one day when a baby I was hand feeding decided to take flight. He was new to flying and landed on the floor after sliding down the curtains. I went over to scoop him up and Miles (my dog) got there at the same time that I did. When I had the baby in my hands Miles snapped at the babies wing. Now I'm afraid I can't trust him with the birds...hench the Aviary. This works well. They still have free flight and no way to run into Miles.
 

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I have two dogs, three cats, three birds. One tiel though. The cats don't seem to care about the birds but I never trust them around the birds. The dogs I don't trust either, they are Jack Russells and are killers. They kill mice so I don't think I'd leave them alone with my birds. I have a board up on the door so the birds can't go out the room and get attacked.
 
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