Dear all, I have just moved back home after university, and find myself in the following situation: Daisy, a Maltese mix who's about 6 years old, was primarily my dog, but has spent about six months of the last few years with my mother. This will now change, as my mother is moving away and I am moving into the house. Daisy is very energetic, demands a lot of attention, and functions, as much as she at 7kg can, as a guard dog in the sense that she barks when she hears people entering the house and has chased other dogs, often larger than her, off our property. She very much has a mind of her own but with some time and insistence she has taken well to training. Lucky belongs to my mother's partner. He is maybe about 7 years old, and was rescued off the street, but possibly has some Labrador or German Shepherd in the mix. He adores the partner, is very obedient to him, and generally quite calm (although when Daisy gets excited he often catches on). The two dogs spend quite a lot of time together. They get on, but they are jealous of each other, particularly when it comes to attention and food. If some sort of a pack hierarchy has been formed, I am not aware of it - they squabble over everything. This is the situation I am trying to work with. My mum and her partner adore the dogs, but they tend to go for whatever solution works; for example, if the dogs (more so Daisy) sometimes pee on the living room carpets, the 'solution' is to not let them into the living room. Now I find out that they are fed on different floors, and that more than one door is closed between them at feeding time. Even though with my mum moving away, Lucky being at ours won't be as common an occurrence, I don't think that this is the best way for the situation to continue at all. The problem is, I have no idea whatsoever how to go about resolving it! There are so many problems, including that this is what they are used to (often they even get walked separately which I don't get at all, because I don't have any problems walking them together), and that I am not sure whether Lucky would listen to me in anything. I really don't know where to start. Thanks in advance for your help!