I noticed earlier he got nipped by one of the girl dogs we have at the house and now instead of sleeping in the bed with the other dogs he's sleeping downstairs on the couch. lol Do you think it's cause he pissed off one of the dogs? haha I just now put two and two together, or is it just a coincidence that he's not upstairs sleeping with the other dogs?
Most Helpful Girl
Nipping is a dominant behaviour exhibited by the alpha dog (s) to keep the pack under control. He was punished for doing something bad - maybe got too playful, too aggressive, got in the alpha's face... could be anything. It's basically a message telling him to cool it, so he has separated himself from the pack for the night.0
Most Helpful Guy
Are you sleeping in the basement?0