help my dogs are attacking the older dog

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  1. lea

    lea New Member

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    i recently purchased a jack russell puppy she is 4 moths old i already had 2 other dogs the pup and one of the original dogs are ganging up on my maltese terrier and the other night i found her with bite marks and bleeding i didnt see it happen but ithink they attacked her i now keep the puppy and the maltese locked up and let out one at a time with the other dog sadly i am feeling i have to get rid of the puppy any suggestions?
     
  2. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    The first thing I'd do is a complete medical workup (bloodwork, urinalysis, physical exam, etc.) on the older dog - I've heard of several situations where dogs ganged up on an older member because they were sick.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    I agree with the medical work up.

    What does the breeder of your JRT say? What are the lines like?
     
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    corky Ontario BSL rescue

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    I have an old Kees who has a tumor and is going senile. His also-old girlfriend and our new, younger dog gang up on the Kees all the time. We rotate the dogs so the old timer can live his last months in peace.
     

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