There is basically one main tip I have to help stop jealousy between dogs. Equal time. It is so important to remember our dogs (and cats) strive for our attention, they need our attention, they need our love. When one pet gets more attention than the other, of course they will feel jealousy. And contrary to what some peoples beliefs are - yes! Dogs CAN feel jealousy. I walk my huskies at the same time often, but sometimes it's nice to just take them out one at a time. Take them each for their own separate walks, and spend some good old one on one time together. Another way to help jealousy is to remember when handing out treats, hand them out to all of your pets. Don't just treat one while the others are all staring at you with those big puppy eyes. I mean lets be real here...if I were standing there, and my mother handed out a slice of cheese cake to my brothers, and completely skipped me...I would just...I would cry! Did I mention I love cheese cake? haha!
It makes a huge difference to know your dog, and know how their feeling. Reading their behavior helps. Spend equal time with each pet, and never leave any of them out. The key to happiness while living with multiple pets is to show them each the love they deserve.
The key to multi pet happiness is giving them each the love they deserve. One on one time is a must!— Jenna Drady (@HuskyCrazed) June 11, 2015