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Dodger and Diamond

by Carolina
(Yuma, Arizona )

I have two basset hounds at home. There's Diamond, girl, which belongs to my brother. Then there's Dodger, boy, which belongs to me. They are about a 1 1/2 months apart in age.

The problem was that when we brought Diamond home Dodger was already getting the hang of house training. He already knew who's room was who's and how to get our attention when he needed to go outside. So when we brought Diamond home Dodger started to go back on his training. Started doing his business where ever he pleased. So we started to have to kick both of them out and discipline Dodger when he was the one who did it.

Later on, they learned how to do it properly but that took a lot of discipline and doggie treats as rewards (since my dogs are as stubborn as mules but also partners in crime). To this day Diamond is still having problems with going outside but she's learning. Dodger is now behaving as he should have done since Diamond arrived.

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Nov 10, 2017
Dodger was being a MAN!
by: Jeanette

Hi there! Dodger was doing what ALL male dogs do, he was marking HIS territory! Sometimes we see it as regression, when it is simply the male making sure the NEW KID ON THE BLOCK, knows who is the ALPHA! Once Dodger realized there was punishment behind his actions, his method was already done anyway. I'm glad you put up with the aggravation, because the two of them are so worth it.
What a blessing to have TWO Bassets. I lost my one and only last year, at the age of 13 years old. These pups of your will give you years of unconditional love, not to mention pure entertainment. They do require lots of mushy love back, from you and anyone who decides to visit.
They are beautiful, and I wish you the best of luck with them. Don't be too alarmed if they get fatty tumors. They are common on Bassets and some of them do go away. The ones that don't require surgery, but give them time to go away. They can be costly so if you can, get doggy insurance to be on the safe side. You are blessed to have this breed, especially if you have children. They are such a gentle friend.

Nov 09, 2017
Love the names of these Bassets!
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Thanks for sharing! It's interesting that Dodger regressed when Diamond came home. But, I'm glad that the house training is going better for you now.

Love that they are partners in crime too. My new Basset is so bad sometimes. I can't imagine having two of them coming at me. But, I'm sure it's fun. Enjoy!

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