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Female dogs fighting

Post by Van de Walle Frank » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00



This is for owners who have more then one dog.
I have 4 german shepards and they are all female.
Two of them fight often and seriously. So seriously that a vet is required
to fix them up.
This has happened five times now and I have had it with them.
I asked for advice everywhere and they all give the same advice wich is to
get rid of one of them.
These two are my best dogs in obediance. We go to school with both and they
are extrordinary good.
The reason they fight is to get attention from us.
Has anyone any advice?

I always had several dogs and all german shepards. This is the first time
that i have such a problem that i can't fix.
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Female dogs fighting

Post by Brokense » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I asked for advice everywhere and they all give the same advice wich is to
>get rid of one of them.

Either keep them seperated at all times, or get rid of one of them. They are
not fighting for your attention, they are fighting to establish who is the
boss. Your attention is just a small portion of the big picture. It is cruel
and unfair to the dogs for you to be too stubborn to not get rid of one.

broke

 
 
 

Female dogs fighting

Post by K9 D » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>>The reason they fight is to get attention from us.

Has anyone any advice? <<

The reason they fight is because they are two ***es, specifically GSD
***es. GSDs are my favorites, but it's a trait I've seen often and don't
like. The ***es seem to be more dog aggressive than average, especially with
*** on *** aggression.

My advice would be to insure that they live totally separate, forever, or
re-home one of them.  The only other option would be to put one or both of them
on Prozac. It would be a couple of weeks before you'd see results, if any, and
you'd still run the risk of a fight. You said that you're taking them to class,
what does the instructor say?

My experience is that when ***es fight to the extent that one or both need
medical attention,  there is little you can do, behaviorally, to make them safe
with each other.  When males or male/female pairs, fight there is often hope.
Also, the fights tend to escalate, so if you allow them access to each other
when you're not home you are running the risk of coming home to find one or the
other dead.

Deb*
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Female dogs fighting

Post by Van de Walle Frank » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Either way, thanks for your advice,
but how can this be unfair to the dogs to keep them both.
If they fight for showing who's the boss, they should have made that up
right know, because we once have let them fight it out and the result was 15
stiches and three quarters of an hour fighting.
We can leave them in the house alone a whole day or let them outside all day
when were not at home, and there are no arguments.
They have fought five times now seriously, and always in our presence.
So I can think of no other way but to get the most attention of us.
But please explain how you see this unfair to the dogs
cencearly,
Franki
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Quote:
>>I asked for advice everywhere and they all give the same advice wich is to
>>get rid of one of them.

>Either keep them seperated at all times, or get rid of one of them. They
are
>not fighting for your attention, they are fighting to establish who is the
>boss. Your attention is just a small portion of the big picture. It is
cruel
>and unfair to the dogs for you to be too stubborn to not get rid of one.

>broke

 
 
 

Female dogs fighting

Post by kimberl » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi
             I also have German ShepHERDs If you want my advise you need to
keep them separated all the time or get rid of one.You can't take the chance
of them killing each other when your not home.
             I know this is not what you wanted to hear but I believe that
is you best options at this time.I would also talk to your trainer who knows
you and you dogs.
              I wish you all the best.but for now please keep them apart.
--
Kimberly and the whole gang



Quote:
> This is for owners who have more then one dog.
> I have 4 german shepards and they are all female.
> Two of them fight often and seriously. So seriously that a vet is required
> to fix them up.
> This has happened five times now and I have had it with them.
> I asked for advice everywhere and they all give the same advice wich is to
> get rid of one of them.
> These two are my best dogs in obediance. We go to school with both and
they
> are extrordinary good.
> The reason they fight is to get attention from us.
> Has anyone any advice?

> I always had several dogs and all german shepards. This is the first time
> that i have such a problem that i can't fix.
> If you like to see them , there are pictures at my site:
>  http:\\ user.online.be/qualityanimals/