How to Deal With Your Older Siblings - Fluffy's Dog Tips

How to Deal With Your Older Siblings - Fluffy's Dog Tips
Ruff! Hello, my fluffy pack. The other day Buffy wrote a post about how he deals with my craziness. Don't worry! He got yelled at good. The nerve!

Older siblings are no fun sometimes. They love to follow rules and everything has to be a certain way. Yawn!

I'm still in experimenting phase and testing my limits. Buffy was the same when he was my age.

Mommy says he was a real rebel. He broke all the rules all the time.

He was the neighborhood bully. Not kidding! He would escape and run around chasing other smaller dogs.

He's faster than them and enjoyed their fear way too much.

She never met a crazier dog before Buff. So he kinda prepared her for me.

Now Buffy refuses to explore with me. I go yell at the neighbor's grumpy dog and I even went to chase the other two that are my age, but twice my size. They were really scared of me and ran back inside.

What?! I was outside with grandpa and they had no human with them. I was protecting them!

The grumpy neighbor gets yelled at because he hurt Buffy. He goes and hides when I yell. Guess he knows I will end him.

I know you're probably thinking I'm the new neighborhood bully, but I'm really not. I just love telling everyone what to do. That's what a Queen does. Durr!

I love my brother so much and wanted him to explore his fun side again. Mommy too. It's like they forgot that life is not that serious.

Luckily I came along to remind them. I know yes! I'm the best!

5 Ways to Deal With Your Older Siblings

1. Wake them up early


Sleep is for sick people! No one is sick here. I wake Buffy up at 4am, then at 6am again. If he still pretends to sleep I go pull his ears.

Morning is the best time to feel alive. The earth smells new and the birds sound happy. I wanted Buffy to experience that again.

2. Force them to play with you


Playtime with Buff is my favorite thing to do. It's loads of fun.

I initiate it by forcing eye contact and doing a ready/chase bow or when we see mommy we get super excited and show off our play skills.

Fluffy forcing Buffy dog to play
Forcing Buffy to play

When I first got here when I was a puppy, I used to chase him around. When he stopped running away from me and we finally started playing, he pulled me around on his dog bed.

As I got bigger, we took turns chasing each other around, wrestling and uhm he pulled me around by my hair.

Mommy does not like the hair pulling although I don't mind. Unfortunately, because I'm bigger than Buff now he can't pull me around anymore.

The games we play should not be interrupted by the human. Renza was confused at the beginning to why we play so rough, but we have loads of energy and we know what we're doing.

I tried to play that way with mommy but she hates it. Guess she's more fragile than us. Go grow some more hair human!

3. Shadow them


Buffy has a lot of life experience and I can learn a lot from him. I follow him around everywhere and copy everything he does. Don't worry! I'm sure he does not mind.

Him running away and avoiding eye contact is probably just because he's teaching me some valuable lesson or something. I'm still learning so I'll have to shadow him for a while still.

Fluffy dog Shadowing Buffy
Shadowing Buffy
With all the copying I even learned how to be an alpha dog. I know, I know it upsets the balance of the pack but now we have three alphas. I'm sure that won't be a problem. Right?!

4. Don't allow them to take over


This one is a slippery slope. Buffy used to come and eat my food.

I told mommy but she just thought nothing of it. Later on, I started protecting my food from him and growling and chasing was necessary.

I was warned not to fight with Buff, but if he eats my food, that means he's in charge. With him in charge, I'll be limited and can't do whatever I want to.

I'm no sheep! I lead sheep! Buff is a good mentor and helped me a lot when I was confused with life stuff, but I have my own thoughts and personality now.

I have to walk my own sniff path to become me and not a duplicate. Sorry, Renza! I'm not a Buffy clone. Go make your own clones somewhere else.

5. Walk your own sniff path


Mommy is the only child so she can't comprehend what it's like to have a sibling. That's why she got me for Buff because she wanted him to have what she never had.

She saw how we helped each other grow and how we have each other's backs.

We also walk our own paths. Our personalities are completely opposite but at the same time, we are so much alike. Mommy also sees herself in us.

We're all different but the same. We're a family that chose each other.

Family members are not always the best people to get along with. Especially Renza's family that consists of a bunch of psychos.

Shhh! Luckily none of them read our blog. Tell them and you're toast!

Buffy was not mommy's dog but then he chose her and she chose him. Renza wanted another crazy dog that's related to Buff and she got me.

He's technically my cousin. Apparently, our bloodline consists of the crazy gene.

I came a few months too soon and she was totally unprepared. But she asked for me a year before already and when I arrived the pack was complete.

The day Buffy accepted Fluffy as part of the dog pack
The day Buffy accepted me as part of the pack

We might be getting another doggie when I'm a little more mature. Hopefully next year.

Don't worry! I'll teach the new puppy all my fluffy skills and Buffy can do the boring obedient training junk.

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, a world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

How to Deal With Your Older Siblings - Fluffy's Dog Tips

Pic credit: Buffy and Fluffy pics edited by Renza. The main pic from Pixabay she also edited.

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