Dog Aggression Problem!

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  1. beagleluvr

    beagleluvr New Member

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    I have a dog on dog aggression problem. A couple days ago I adopted a beagle/boxer mix from the SPCA. She's a female and only 10 months old. She's playful and very stranger friendly. She gets along with dogs as well. She's an all around good dog.
    I also have a 12yr old female beagle. I've had this dog since she was a pup. She's an aggressive dog to strangers, but she usually warms up to other dogs. However, for some reason she won't warm up to the new puppy. When they get near each other the older dog attacks. For now, they are kept in separate rooms, but this is not something I want to continue doing. I need to figure out how to help these two female dogs get along.
    -Anne
     
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    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    Don't feel bad. I am going through the same thing with my dogs. I have a 3 year old Boston Terrier, and a one year old pit. The Boston Terrier practically raised the pitt, but now they are both trying to establish dominance in the house. Once they do that, they should stop fighting, but they haven't quite come to a conclusion yet. So, I have to keep my dogs seperated right now too. It sucks.
     
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    I read alot of stories about dogs which live together that do not get on. I feel very lucky that I have 4 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, 3 bitches and 1 dog, and life runs pretty smoothly in our house. Once pecking order was established the dogs got on great. They do have the occasional scraps but I'd hate to have to split them up like you guys are doing, the only time they are parted is when one of the bitches is in season and Harvey lives upstairs for a couple of weeks.

    I wish you good luck and hope your dogs can learn to live together in peace and harmony.

    Anne :)
     
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    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    Thanks, I hope so too. I have been trying to teach them that when they growl at one another or anything, they get in trouble. I know they need to establish dominance in the house, but it really scares me because my one year old is so much bigger and stronger than my 3 year old, and I know she could really do some damage to her. They have gotten into two fights so far, and Dixie, my Boston terrier, could have really gotten hurt, but Beulah didn't hurt her. I don't think Beulah wants to hurt her, I think she just wants to scare her, you know? But, Dixie is really stubborn, and she won't back down from Beulah.
     
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    I too, am going thru the same thing. I posted a topic about a week ago, so do a search and you might find some help there in their responses. My dogs' fighting was due to dominance, and once it was established, it has diminshed quite a bit. We have the occasional scraps (one last night actually)- but my husband has to go out and "re-confirm" with them that HE is the pack leader, not them. I know it must be so hard with a puppy, b/c it cannot defend itself. I would consult with your vet or a trainer for advice. It sounds like your dog is not willing to share you guys with a new puppy yet. I hope it gets better for you soon. :rolleyes:
     
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    Shiva's trying to literally throw her weight around every now and then, but Kharma's getting larger by the day (she's taller at the hips and shoulders than Shiva right now, but probably will never be as heavy) and she's a little quicker than Shiva. She's also got more self-confidence than Shiva, so that train's not leaving the station with any celerity. Shiva's tried it with Bimmer a couple of times, but he won't take anything from her and she's basically a very sweet natured beastie, plus Kharma doesn't like the quarrels and will get between them. She also stands on Bimmer's side.

    Bimmer rides herd on the girls if he thinks they're getting too uppity, which gets a wee bit exciting when he gets after them because it's usually when he's laying under my legs.

    All in all, life with Creatures is pretty interesting. But you should see them all go lie down quietly when I've had enough! They really know how to look pitiful. You'd think I beat them or something by the long faces, especially Kharma's. (Drama Queen!)
     
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    beagleluvr,
    as soon as your dogs establish a pecking order everything should settle down I have 19 dogs and even though they don't "hang" out togeather regularly when they get in the field togeather they do have their tiffs and soon they learn whos boss and whos the lowest on the totum poll
     
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    I am having problems with our 2mth old Bull Terrier Mix dog named Bubs. He is forever biting and seems to get very jealous when we pet our other dog which is a Bull dog Tugs. He takes Tugs food,toys and gets very upset when we pay attention to him. But when it comes time to pay attention to him all he wants to do is bite. So I honestly do not know what to do. When the dogs do good, we give them the praise they deserve. But when they get into trouble they get their time out in the Kennel. Unfortunately Bubs spends alot of time in the Kennel.
     

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