The relationship between Ditto and Sheba is deteriorating. Ditto is less and less willing to put up with her shit.
A common scenario is Ditto walking through the house, fast, with Sheba on his tail. She just bugs him and bugs him like she wants to play all the time. If we pay any attention to Ditto, she comes and gets between us and Ditto.
We give them both a treat, Sheba eats hers fast, then tries to get his.
That’s what happened last night, and Ditto wouldn’t have any of it.
They got into a fight–for real. It’s becoming more and more common.
I was breaking them up and Sheba hit me on the wrist. It’s the first time I’ve ever been bitten and it drew blood.
Sheba seems to be non-trainable. She thinks she has to do what she is told only when she wants to. She just acts deaf when it suits her. Or, as another example, I teach her not to jump up on me, but the minute we have guests, she jumps up on them. I teach her ‘no jumping’, and she thinks jumping is OK, just not on me. She can’t get the point.
I want to get rid of her but the OI Girl wants to keep her, so we’ll keep her. Part of me wants to keep her too.
She is just so constantly annoying to me and Ditto. She won’t let anybody rest.
For a week we’ve been keeping her in the kennel in the daytime. She should be getting out of the kennel, not just going in. Proof of worsening behavior.
I don’t know what to say. It’s not like teaching her to sit or something, it’s teaching her to exist minute to minute without pissing everybody off.