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New Mini Having A Few Issues Adapting To New Home
Hi! I recently (one week) brought home a miniature Aussie named Red and I am now living with him in my parents house. Although he is very loyal to me and very smart, there are a few issues that I need help with right away. He is very very attached to me and that is nice, but I need him to open up to my parents and not have to be at my side 24/7.
This has led to a more immediate issue: last night I slept with my door open, and any time that my dad or my 2 year old black lab mastiff mix walked by the door, red growled at them. This has infuriated my dad and I need to fix this right away. But in the long term, I also need him to become less attached to only me, and get him to become part of the family. I'm willing to do whatever it takes, I just need to learn the correct training method.
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