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Juniper has never been a fan of my brother's pup, Chewy. When we first introduced them in April we were hopeful that she would love him the way she loves Moose and our family's dog Oliver. 🐶 After introducing Chewy as a puppy we realized that was not the case. She greeted him excitedly, but the excitement soon turned to aggression/wanting to assert her dominance in the house. Since their initial few introductions they have had to be kept separate because of Juniper's unpredictable nature when he's around. 🐶 That was until recently! Since we've moved, my brother has been visiting rather frequently to help with building the foxes new enclosure. It hasn't been feasible to keep Juniper and Chewy separated for such long durations so I began working on "positivity training" with her! 🐶 I started slowly by allowing her to come sniff Chewy while I held him in my lap for his safety. (Chewy can be rather playful and I didn't want him to run up to her causing her to see him as a threat and attack). After this she would only stand him being in her presence for brief durations of time, but in those time frames I began to heavily reward her with treats and positive reinforcement whenever she would show calm body language around Chewy. While foxes and dogs don't exactly have the same body language or vocal queues, Chewy seems to understand that her squeaks mean to stay away. Which has also helped tremendously during this process. 🐶 This has been working wonders and while she still screams at him if he looks at her too long, she doesn't charge or feel threatened in any way by him. In fact, they've actually began being able to both sleep in the same room unsupervised! #livingwithjuni


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amandamarieraudabaugh

It blows my mind because I truly feel it’s as if she’s talking to you. I have a St. Bernard Aussie mix. Poor baby! Be friends!

ktoun

Juniper knows how to sit?!?!!? That’s awesome! 😱🤗

xo_westcoast

I swear a heard a "get him out" and a "nooo" 😂😂😂

walkswimfly

What a beautiful dog.

tiddalikthefrog

@cdoogz why this person got foxes LUL

veritysteel

anyone know what breed chewy is? x

jamiethestylist10

Fox as pets @_jenniferlongo @mrs.kayla_marie

healy_mau

@gslidee I'd rather listen to a baby cry then that thing

jacemancini.07

You are so lucky I want one😂🦊

fakefan24

OH MY GOSH FOXES ARE LIKE DOGS BUT ALSO CATS

samizee_62

@_austin_mason_

mrs.popscycles

🤣 Chewy’s face! “What’s wrong with her?”

carolinem61

Good video

_.fakedoll._

@luis_malaia regarde 😍 trop trop beau ! Il est dresser et tout j’adore !

mythic__rogue

@juniperfoxx with such a highly wild/unpredictable animal like foxes how in the world did you train her to sit and listen to commands?? Love Juniper and Fig so was just wondering <3 <3

tigerlillie143

@mythic__rogue what breed is Chewy?

sarahbeirouti

@leos13 ☹️☹️☹️☹️ go away

leos13

@sarahbeirouti I’m nice just love me ☹️