This is Janet Lansbury, and welcome to Unruffled. We appreciate your calm comfort in giving parenting guidance, and we love the RIE approach. Recently our toddler has shown great interest in playing with his little sister. This is wonderful, but it is often way too rough for her.
How can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting? This is normal dog play. Puppies play with their littermates constantly. From around two weeks, when their eyes open, until they go to their own homes, they spend almost all of their waking hours wrestling with each other. It is good exercise and socialization for them and fun for us to watch.
Recently a friend asked me for some kitten advice. She adopted a new kitten, and was having real problems with her biting behavior. I hope this will help anyone who is struggling with a feisty, play-biting kitten! Hi Jennifer!