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Daisy. Loves to be rushed. So I suggested to my mom that maybe she, you know, pressure and just have some kind of enjoyable time. And, you know, speaker, think of the name of that time, talk to her. She's getting along very well. She's not at all right. That's good. And it sounds like she'll be a great companion companion for your mom. So that's wonderful. And that is the power of the human animal bond. It keeps us healthier, keeps us going, and really gives us some sense of purpose in our lives. So thank you so much for your call, Kathy. We appreciate your calling and bringing up that question. That's a good question. And there's only one thing that my cat comes to, and that's the key in opening. That is, you can call them anything. Who's this? This is sherry from Oregon. Hey sherry, how are you doing? Excellent mute. Good. What's going on? Well, I have three little dogs, two chihuahuas, and a yorkie. They're all females. And they get along really good for the most part, but every once in a while, they really get into it. I mean, the teeth showing and everything. And I'm just kind of wondering if I should break that up or leave them alone and let them figure out what they need to figure out. Well, it kind of depends here. So what are the squabbles over? Do you know? Usually it's a toy and they have certain places on the bed where they lay. And if one of them gets one of the other ones placed, especially at nighttime in the middle of the night, if one of them gets in the other one's place and they go to get back in there after they've gone out and potty, then they get mad at each other like that's my spot. Okay. Well, should you break up fighting dogs? You know what, my opinion is, I would rather them talk it out than them fight it out. So your job is to actually anticipate what is going to set them off and what are the problematic areas. So it's far better to not allow it to escalate to the point where we could actually have an injury. Now, if they're talking it out, they might non verbally, they might give each other a look. There might be a little grumble. And it should cease there. So there should always be a point where dogs differ to another one. So hey, that's your favorite spot. Okay, I got it. That's your favorite toy. Okay, cool. And if they don't, then we don't want to yell at them. We don't want to scream, hey, stop that. Because I can actually make their anxiety worse in those situations. But that's where you can help to try to direct their behavior. So if there is a particular toy making sure that that is separate where we won't have a squabble over that. If coming in the back door means they're going to have a spot that they're going to all go running for and jump, then we control their entry. And maybe separate them. So that we don't have those squabbles. But a lot of this also depends on you being the leader in the household. And making sure that they understand that, hey, when moms around, we don't have to fight because everything's all figured out. So a lot of times I find that dogs will tend to fight over attention for the family members. Sitting on laps, things like that sitting next to you. So that's goes back to where you just need to make sure that each and every one of them understand that you got it, you're in charge and the rules. It is hilarious. And they don't fight over that. But you know, people say that, well, I'd say that when I take people, their dogs can't get jealous. And I believe that they can. Well, they definitely have the things that are important to them. Whereas another dog might not have something that's important to them. So yeah. But I would have to say that these particular things, items, spots, it's really important to recognize that when this is happening, and we want to make sure we don't yell at someone who's doing the right thing in the right situation. So if you've got one dog that's already lying on a spot, and the other dog, it's her favorite spot. She really wants up there and she growls or snaps. That is not an appropriate response. So no matter whose favorite spot is, we don't want to reinforce the dog that is acting inappropriately or aggressively. So it doesn't matter whose favorite spot is. If you're growling and snapping and acting a fool, that is not appropriate, and you're not going to get what you want. You're listening to animal radio, call the Dream Team now with the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Whether you lucky dog, don't forget you can get your fix of animal radio anytime you want with the animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Download it now. 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The incident occurred during a domestic dispute in which police found Jonah Turner arguing with a man, according to the NBC affiliate kusa in Denver, Turner had agreed to leave the premises, but insisted on taking her dogs with her. Well, where else you get a stuff at chihuahua, but down your pants, place arrived, eyewitnesses told them to search Turner's pants and when they did a chihuahua fell out, the puppy was unharmed but Turner was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She pleaded not guilty. Maybe she was trying to save that puppy's life, and that was the best place to put it, because nobody wanted to go down her pants. To find it. Who knows? All right. I'm Stacy Cohen, get more animal

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