Canine acceptance does occur. Wanted to share a historical moment in Darwin Dog history: Eli has (reluctantly) allowed Aubry up on the bed. In true Aubry fashion, he has take over (in his fun playful puppy way). What can I say? Aubry is an alpha living in a beta world. Eli is my silent alpha. He never asked for this, but its the role he must play (according to some dog trainers, not sure I’m convinced yet). I feel the relationship is more fluid than alpha beta pecking order. It’s a give and take.
Eli is a bit of a circulating sleeper so I don’t feel too bad about this bed situation. One minute he’s on the bed, the next he’s down in his doggy bed or on the couch or in the dining room. Aubry tends to pick a place and pass out in a little red fur ball.
We’ll see how this goes. I feel I may be out a bed at this point. At least Aubry is easier to move, he is up to 23 lbs from the 16 lbs when I adopted him. He’s gotten taller too, I think he will be the same size as Eli, just more lean.