Blaze watching the Back Dog action
For those who don't know, our six dogs are divided into two separate packs. In this post How We Became Two Packs, I have explained how the Front Dogs and Back Dogs came to be. The short version is when Blaze and Chance (from our own litter) came back home the Back Dogs, Brut, Silver, Zappa and Fiona didn't get along with them and Chance and Blaze became the Front Dogs. We have to keep them separated and that is how the Front Dogs and Back Dogs became who they are.
There is a double fence that divides the Front Dogs and Back Dogs yard. A tarp covers the Front Dogs side for all of the dogs protection. About three weeks ago we had a horrible wind storm that tore the top part of the tarp down, leaving some exposure between the two packs of dogs. We decided to leave the large hole in the tarp and let nature take it's course bringing it down.
Chance and Blaze are able to stand and see the Back Dogs happenings. It has been a success. A little barking and some taunting, then everyone goes their own way. Right now I am impressed with the reactions I am seeing between the two. It becomes another step in integration. I had been thinking of making hole in the tarp, but never got around to doing it. Instead Mother Nature did it for me! She obviously thought we were ready. So here we go...the next phase of the 24 Paws of Love!