Two females fighting

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Two females fighting

Post by Nathan and Jennifer Boy » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00



I have two female Dalmatians 3 years and 10 months.  They have been
getting into some serious fights for about 2 months ( since my pup came
into heat), but no *** shed yet(well once a busted nose).  I also
understand that they may be competing against one another.  My pup is
definitely the more *** one.  If they are together when either my
husband, I, or my gradfather are around the pup will chase the older dog
around, put her head over the back of her neck, and attack (usually
pinning her down and snapping at her).  The older dog when the pup does
this has already had her ears plastered against her head, tail tucked
underneath her body, and never looks at the pup.  These fights happen at
least once or twice a DAY.  I have been keeping them separated for most
of the day.  They are fine when by themselves.  They do play together
with no problem what-so-ever.  I find if I walk away, ignore them when
the pup starts onto the older dog that she will usually stop, but not
always.  To be honest I am tired of this behavior.  I love both dogs and
won't and can't give them up.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.  Sorry for the length.

Jennifer Boyd

 
 
 

Two females fighting

Post by Dexter Hort » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00


If they are together when either my
: husband, I, or my gradfather are around the pup will chase the older dog
: around, put her head over the back of her neck, and attack (usually
: pinning her down and snapping at her).  The older dog when the pup does
: this has already had her ears plastered against her head, tail tucked
: underneath her body, and never looks at the pup.  

        It sounds like you can predict when the fight will start.  
        Take control.  Its time for you to be the *** *dog* and tell
the pup to knock it off.
        When you see the behavior developing, use a spray bottle with
water and soak the pup in the face.  
        In time, the sight of the bottle and a sharp *NO* will end the
behavior.  
        My two dogs hear the word *squirt* and the run for their beds.
Then they come out happy when I call them in a cheerful voice.  Then I  reward
both with pats and kind words.  
-Good luck,  
        Dex