Second day/night went relatively well. Bear and Gypsy actually played tug-of-war with the rope toys. Previously, Gypsy was so skittish and insecure to actively play this particular game. But Bear, as the ever amazing Big Brother, is very careful about being patient and gentle with her. I think he is teaching her the ropes. I've never had a dog respond so fast to a new name. Makes me think he explained what her name means and what to do when she hears it.
After about an hour of play, Gypsy was put to bed around 10 pm with a Kong full of peanut butter. Spent an hour crying in the crate. Finally got her settled down by correcting her so she knows that whining is NOT OK just for the hell of it.
Husband got up a few hours later for work and mistakenly woke her up. Back when Bear was a puppy we had two cars, so Nick pottied Bear and put him back to bed. Now-a-days, not so much. Now-a-days I have to drive my husband to work so I have the car for me to get to work. So that means that Bear rides with us every workday morning as we drop off Daddy. Well, hubby decided it's a great idea to get Gypsy started on this routine. And I'm secretly groaning cause I know I'll have to deal with putting her back to bed for the remaining three hours of my sleep cycle.
She rides well in the car. And I was super quiet for the whole ride and getting back in the house. She whined when she went in the crate, but i think keeping the lights off is starting to signal to her that it's quiet time. Cause she went to sleep much quicker this time.
Now it's morning and she has two speeds. Sleep or Cyclone. She's also a jumper. Jumped 5 feet trying to knock her breakfast out of my hand.
Bear is being good. Gypsy escaped my grasp and went for Bear's bowl and I stopped breathing b/c of Bear's resource guarding. I pulled her away and got her settled in her crate and Bear showed me that he was feeling his guarding tendency but he didn't take it out on Gypsy. Which, imo, is a minor miracle.
After breakfast, it took about 20 minutes of running around the yard to get some energy out. Now they are both passed out on the couch.
Today's the first day we try the work schedule. She'll be crated for about 4 hours today. Wish us luck!!!