When one dog suddenly attacks another, there may be a variety of causes. After about 2 years we had the opportunity to adopt a lab/boxer mix. I have 2 girls and then mine that’s a boy . The adult Shepherd is usually laid back, and besides this one dog fight, never got into a fight with another dog before. Nov 27, 2012 @ 20:36:52, This is not something I can diagnose or treat over the internet. this might not be a problem with some dogs but the boxer, it has become a nightmare. Any play session can escalate to a fight, but it is less likely when there are two well-socialized dogs playing. Good players are confident and actively seek out other dogs to play with, maintaining order during play by using clear signals so that other dogs do not become too aroused or overwhelmed. Start by having a conversation with your vet, including the circumstances under which these arguments are happening. To avoid potential conflict from this, try to walk your dog in an arc around the other dog. But I can recommend you implement a program like Nothing in Life is Free to give the dogs some predictability, watch carefully to see if the fights happen when you are giving the older girl attention and the dominant pug is saying you shouldn’t, and talk to your vet about the problem to see if she can determine dominance. It’s hard to say what the problem is or why the dogs are suddenly fighting; you haven’t said what you think the triggers are. Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:50:59. Common Injuries in Dogs and How to Treat Them, Understanding Dog Body Language: Play Bow, How to Train Your Dog to Be off the Leash. Maria Thomson A dogfight is one of the most frightening things a dog owner can witness. They normally spend most of their time in different houses (one pup and the mother in one and the other pup in another house), but are together at weekends and holidays. This is a gross generalization (and some very subordinate dogs will fight for certain resources); but the principle is reliable. She’s a very sweet girl and the others were sexually mature (one heat and then spayed) when we took in the Bug, so I don’t understand what changed. Another issue was her separation anxiety, it was bad. The first day after the last fight she was going to her sister’s door and whining and now she’s trying to attack. As I mentioned above, a bad introduction can lead to a lifelong stressful â¦ This leads to tension between the dogs, which then leads to aggression when the owner is present. What should we do? If it just in the house, maybe you can separate them when they need to be indoors and you cannot supervise them…, imanseauIan Manseau When dogs begin to fight, they tighten up and become more focused (even obsessed with one another). Hereâs why: James (4 yrs old) and Sam (2 yrs old) both understand that James goes first, then Sam. The more aroused dogs become, however, the more likely it is that a mock battle turns into something more serious. Break up fights by interrupting them. I recently saw a very interesting case of two dogs in the household fighting with each other. The rescue place said “Cuse” is part Lab/Chow. You will likely get bitten. Dogs and cats had been a favorite pet by people since ancient times. Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:47:30, Yours is a really challenging situation. Your article says to let them at it, to leave the room. Start by having a conversation with your vet, including the circumstances under which these arguments are happening. Also, I really recommend Nothing in Life is Free or other leadership program so that she listens to you if you need to redirect her. Dear Liz, The solution is often as easy as determining which dogâ¦ If you are interested in seeing one, look on http://www.dacvb.org/resources/find/ to find one in your area. These situations commonly occur in multi-dog households. help!!!!! If they were good friends at one time, itâs likely to be easier than if your dogs have always tried to fight each other. If you can’t make to see Dr. Herron, maybe she can recommend someone closer to you…. I definitely don’t recommend breaking up dog fights and really don’t recommend “alpha rolls” (rolling a dog on its back to force submission). I have a little poodle that got pregnant by mistake and had 2 mixed baby boys. Pet Health And warnings happen only occasionally. It can be difficult for the untrained eye to determine when play turns to fighting. It would be counter-productive for members of a group to fight with each other â¦ You should only let your dogs work out their own arguments if thereâs not much to work out in the first place. Often, treatment is as simple as correctly identifying the dominant dog and supporting him as such. If one or more dogs are not well-socialized or have a history of aggression toward dogs, a fight is even more likely to develop. They at one moment are all fine and happy and playing with each other and eating and drinking from the same bowl with absolutely no problem, then the next moment are fighting hard. My plan is to neuter them in a short while. Dogs are social animals whose evolutionary history makes them willing and able to live in groups. Unfortunately, the link you sent me will not help, because I am in Portugal. These girls, well they challenge me. They switch places as the bottom and top dog. There is obviously a problem and I have been trying to meet them halfway and try to stop the behavior problem before it gets worse but they just keep say that my dog is doing something to provoke the attacks. Typically, this is the youngest, smallest or newest â¦ We’ve been using rescue remedy, I’ve ordered DAP collars and diffusers, and I’ve been working on additional training individually, but it seems the Bug’s aggression towards the others is building. Sorry I can’t provide more insight without spending time with the dogs. Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:57:05. The Min Pin tends to be aggressive with other dogs on a regular basis. Most people that see her think she has pit bull in her too. This is accomplished by giving him the most attention, providing him with better resources (nearer the owner on the bed or sofa, first access to the house or yard, etc. We were very careful about what dog he got 3 years ago because we knew they would eventually move in together. Now they fight viciously for a long time! Sometimes owners that donât really understand dogs can cause fights when they donât respect the pack hierarchy. Our household currently boasts one dog, two indoor cats, and two sweet rats. Best of luck! Liz Stelow From the sound of it are you able to tell who is dominant? Common dog-park scenario number 1: people watch while two dogs play. Will that help the situation? Get our FREE training guide when you sign up for the Spruce Pets newsletter. Some pooches that live in the same household never argue while others occasionally disagree. My past dogs have all listened well,house broken, stayed with me int he yard w/out being on a leash,etc. He was laying on the floor in the kitchen when the female came in and tried to fight with him. One of our Boston’s doesn’t give a lick about being the boss, but the other Boston and the Bug recently have been getting into fights. But with each other is another story. They on the other hand got this dog about a year ago but only had her living with them for a few months total. At least you’ll know whom to support. You can look on http://www.dacvb.org to find out. Knowing how to prevent dogfights in the first place is one of the most important things for dog owners to understand. Again, he doesn’t react this way when the mother is around, only with his brother. And resolution will depend on many of the factors I noted in the post. But, when they see the difference their actions can make to the stress level in the house, they usually come around. My very 1st dog technically was a rescue,before they called them rescue dogs. Oh ,and as to there fighting……I can’t seemt to walk away when they do fight. Why is My Dog Such a Wreck When I Leave? This is a particularly challenging situation for which there is no simple solution. Liz Stelow It seemed the Boston gave it up only to beat up the Bug a few days later. Watching happy dogs at play is a joy and something to be encouraged. My fiancé is seriously thinking we need to rehome her if we can’t figure it out soon, but that’s my last resort – she’s already been chucked by owners at least 4 times from the info from the rescue and I think that’s why she is so possessive of me. The ather two are both fixed. I’m afraid to walk away because he has killed a stray cat that ventured in to our back yard, and I don’t know how for they will go. What does it mean for dogs to develop a hierarchy? There are many reasons one dog may attack or be aggressive toward another: He may be guarding a very valuable resource (rawhide, toy, etc.) It should be noted that not all dominant dogs care enough to interfere with the owner’s interactions with the other dog. We decided to keep her and named her after the street we found her on, Camry. They usually respond to sights and sounds around them (or notice but purposely ignore them). None of them saw that canine argument coming. Which will make the situation worse. I moved in with my son a month ago with my neutered GSD, they have an unspayed 2 yr old Pit bull. He has a typical, playful boxer personality and is sweet as can be. It may take only the slightest issue to set one of the dogs off. Why Do Dogs and Cats Fight? If a battle does break out, owners should leave the room, as their presence is typically required to fuel the conflict. And, it sounds like you are a key resource that may be leading to the struggles. We have 5 dogs, 3 are boston terriers and one is a mini weenie dog. In addition to my work, I am a wife to an amazing man and a busy mother to 10 year old twins. Dogs may fight for a number of reasons. Under no circumstances should either dog be punished for his actions. Liz Stelow You may need to put one dog on a leash to accomplish this or grab him by the collar. She is slightly built, so always comes off worst, but doesn’t seem to learn not to try. Fight or Flight. Within the past 5 days, the lab has had no patience for the boxer and will growl at her for looking at her, getting to close etc. I, or my son n I pull them apart. This blog post was originally published in November 2012; it has been updated with new information. Thank you for posting. Give slack in your dogâs leash to help your dog relax, let the dogs sniff each other for 2 seconds, then happily tell your dog to heel or come, and walk away. Usually, they give the older, more frail, or most beloved dog the best of the resources and the most attention, regardless of his status in the group. Signs Your Pooches aren't Getting Along We started kenneling him while we were gone for his own safety, and everything seemed fine. He seems to be challenging her a lot lately. Am I wrong?? Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Adventures with Osteosarcoma, Part III: The Adventure Ends, Dog Collars: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Play gone too far is just one scenario. Learn the clues that indicate your dogs are getting ready to fight so you can separate them before â¦ Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Prior to that, I was a 2006 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Jan 13, 2013 @ 21:30:19. We don’t know who the dominant is honestly, so it makes it difficult to determine how to handle. She also had me to herself for this period of time, which has probably confused matters for all of us. The posture becomes rigid and one or both dogs will stand as if trying to appear larger. Clap or shout to get your dogs' attention. He is already winning dominance of the back yard. 95% of the time, the dogs get on, are close, play together and are affectionate to one another, and will happily engage in play-fighting for hours, but the young female has taken to attacking the older male viciously out of the blue (not when play fighting). Why Do Dogs and Cats Fight? Two dogs may be the best of friends until something sets one dog off and instinct takes over. Two unaltered dogs of the same sex will feel the need to dominate one another. If this isn't enough, â¦ Thank you in advance for your help. Unfortunately, owners have their own sense of fairness. Canine, Dog, dominance status aggression We decided to keep them both (not knowing that to puppys from the same litter shouldn’t stay in the same house – only when researching this problem I found this out). The fights are bad, so far only scratches. Thanks. Also, determine whether a health problem is making one irritable or “not himself.” Aside from that, all I can do is try to find a veterinary behaviorist in your area. Playing dogs are loose and flowing. I think that they are both dominant and none backs down from anything and are constantly challenging me. I try to be equal. Fortunately I was able to stop it. And warnings happen only occasionally. But she saw the merits. In desperate need of advice. The younger had lived with the older dog since being a young puppy, then had the 8 months alone with me. A good understanding of canine body language is essential while supervising dog play. Both want lots of personal attention. Operant Strategies to Combat Dog Fights He may have had bad prior experiences with this particular dog. My dominant Boston and Bug are more needy and the submissive is more laid back (and a bit of a daddy’s girl). Then there are dogs that are aware of the family hierarchy and may feel slighted by a guardian preferring the other pooch. It seems to us that the younger male sees her signs of aging and wants to take over as the alpha. Aug 24, 2012 @ 14:54:12. We have a sibling pair of 2 yr old Boston Terriers and adopted a rescue 5 yr old “Bug” a year ago. Four years ago we found a stray boxer, tried to find her home, no such luck. The others fall in line in the middle. This is consistent with the idea that although dogs â¦ The owner, who generally responds negatively (yelling, scolding, or other form of punishment) to the aggressor, may increase his attention on the attacked dog, thus escalating the problem. Both are very dangerous and the latter can lead to escalation of aggression toward you or the other dogs. Any suggestions how to proceed from here would be appreciated. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It can also be difficult to know when to step in and stop the interaction between dogs. The younger dog is 13 months old and has lived with the owner since he was 4 months old. and think the other dog wants it. In the case I saw, the owner was amenable to making changes in the way she treated the dogs. And when they live together in a house, they compete with each other for food, territory and human attention. So, what causes DSA and what can be done about it? Go to the dog most likely to have been injured. If you have any doubt about who’s dominant, get some video and ask your vet to review it. Over a short time, the attacks increased in frequency to several times a day and were so upsetting to the owner that she explored the possibility of re-homing the younger dog. This is a perfectly human thing to do. After all, as little as the older dog cares about being the leader, she is tenacious when it comes to you. I wish I could offer a concrete diagnosis. Without meeting them, I can’t give more concrete advice. Do your best to find ways to let your dog interact with other dogs at least on a weekly basis. Even if they don't engage in play, and just sniff each other, it is helpful for their development and a good way to encourage good behavior. She also saw the tension between the two dogs melt away. If one or more of the dogs is unneutered, surgical intervention in the form of spaying or neutering can also help relieve some tension. Before PHS, I was a docent/animal encounters volunteer at the Los Angeles Zoo and a volunteer keeper at the National Zoo in Washington, DC; both of those positions came with significant training and hands-on contact with a variety of animals. Instead the dog is now allowed to sleep on tbe furniture. Thank you so much to anyone with any suggestions. Food Toys and Dispensers for Dogs and Cats: Who needs a food dish, anyway. Though the Boston pinned the Bug and, it seemed, “won” the fight, she got off the Bug and gave her neck to her, which we took as a sign of submission and we thought it would be over. That might be a good start. Nevertheless, I’ll keep searching because this problem cannot continue. She just started showing signs of arthritis, but she’s such a mix breed, the vet tells us she has many good years left in her. Sometimes, one dog will be acting more as the aggressor and the other will be pinned down much of the time. Group living enabled the dog's ancestors, wolves, to work together to obtain food, raise their young and defend their territory. I do not want it to start now. Suddenly, the dogs are snapping and snarling at each other. If there’s evidence that they fight when no one is home, separate them when you leave. I wish I could offer something more concrete – but these things can’t be diagnosed/treated long-distance. It is over-simplistic to say this; but, the reality is that the average dog owner will often completely ignore his dogs’ social hierarchy and attempt to impose what he believes to be equitable. Musings of a veterinarian and busy mother of twins. Even after they are fixed, avoid putting them into competition by feeding them in separate rooms or individual crates. One of them – Darth – now has the habit to sometimes growl when I want to pet him or pick him up when the other dog – Ramsay – is in the proximity. We’re still not there, but I believe baby steps will do it. Speaking generally, dogs have a flexible but fairly strong social structure, in which one dog is the most dominant, followed by a more subordinate dog, then the next most subordinate, and so on. I have two Staffies – the younger one, female (about 15 months old) attacks the older male(about 4 years old) much bigger built dog. You are facing among the most challenging of behavior situations. If your dog does get into a real fight, do not attempt to separate the dogs by grabbing a collar or using any part of your body. If one cares more than the other, he may simply declare himself dominant without contention. Avoid letting your dogs walk head on towards each other. Most dog play begins with the "play bow." The male will go to greet them, and the younger will attack him. Even dogs that live together or are related can and will fight. Many owners have trouble determining when a dogfight is beginning and how to tell the difference between playing and fighting. My name is Dr. Liz Stelow. Any advice would be great. the weenie dog is a bit of a stinker. Finally, any dog that is poorly socialized is more likely to start a fight. I know his history. Thank you, Liz Stelow Remember to seek the help of a qualified positive behavior professional if you donât feel competent and confident about working with your dogs on your own. Please request a referral from your veterinarian, a local shelter, or a local pet store. These dogs are not fighting to become the pack leader top dog. Owners are occasionally resistant to these changes, because they have been favoring the subordinate dog for a reason. If the owner inadvertently lavishes attention on the wrong dog, there can be aggression as a result. It’s usually something stressful that causes it (or the lab is asserting a new-found dominance). But, for two dogs that live in the same house, the most common type of aggression is called “Dominance-Status Aggression” (DSA), also sometimes called “sibling rivalry.” In this setting, the dogs know each other well, and get along very well much of the time. I don’t know which one to treat as the alpha because we can’t tell anymore. ); this is typically the most dominant dog in the group. My lab fights the bulldog all the time for no reason she can be at the other end of the yard and the lab will chase her and attack her then that gets my dog all mad and he goes and they all start fighting and I have to break them up . Redirected aggression is common among dogs â¦ Sadly, these things are impossible to diagnose and treat over the internet. Recognizing When to Intervene Watch the eyes. Generally one dog is consistently the aggressor and the fights/attacks happen most commonly when the owner is present. If all of your dogs are looking to you as a leader, they will not be looking at each other as competition. It’s a good thing someone in the house is a vet! Thank you so much for the help. Dog play mimics fighting and can sometimes look rougher than it really is. Over 2 years later the boxer got loose and we now have two male pups that both potential owners backed out on and we were unable to find them homes. I did think that he was the dominant dog, but if so, that time alone with me may have really confused her – maybe she either is dominant or equal, or maybe she just does not wish to accept her rank as subordinate to him. If you are watching a group of dogs that know each other well, you will see which one has easiest access to the best resources (toys, treats, lounging spaces, etc. If “supporting the dominant dog” doesn’t work, and her triggers are predictable (around resources, especially the ones that involve your attention), maybe she needs to be separated from him during those high arousal moments. I am not a dog trainer. I’ve had my dog since he was a puppy. He has been around many different dogs and cats and other animals and has never had a problem. These fights look like they are out for blood or worse. Also, two dogs may fight over attention from their owner or in an effort to protect an owner. especially the 2 female bostons. I have an 8 year old female mutt (lab, shepherd, more) and he has a 3 year old male boxer/whippet mix. Thank you so much, Liz Stelow If you are experiencing behavioral or training issues with your dogs, please contact a qualified, professional dog trainer. Adventures with Osteosarcoma, Part III: The Adventure Ends they both are treated the same way no one is treated different. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. All of the dogs are altered females. When we find them too excited, we give them warning to calm down, and it usually does the trick. The most recent one today, the lab had the upper hand “by the throat” and was thrashing. A responsible dog owner would make sure that no dog is getting hurt. she is very small and rules the roost.She always growls at the other dogs when she has a toy or a treat, even when they are clear across the room from her. Hi Liz, my mother in law has two older dogs about the same age (10-11ish) and they like you said above were fine for a while and then out of the blue started fighting. It rarely has anything to do with hormones and neutering generally makes it worse.In reality, these dogs are fighting each other over resources. The pups are getting fixed within a month. She used to snap at him to put him in his place, but he’s getting more bold and even pursuing her in the fights. The dogs have never fought when it’s just my fiancé but have when it’s just me. So yes, I will be removing my dog from this situation. During a play bow, a dog "bows" with his front legs and chest close to the ground while the back legs are straight and the rump is in the air. But, If your son is not particularly willing to work on things, you may find yourself needing to separate the dogs permanently. Unfortunately, some fighting dogs will not stop fighting until an injury occurs that results in one dog backing off. Liz Stelow Sometimes, it is a case of redirected aggression (one dog senses a threat and attacks the other dog because he cannot get to the threat). Both are rescues that have been fixed. But I can try to find someone in your area that might be able to help. Common dog-park scenario number 2: two dogs bounce and wrestle. August 9, 2010, maureen, Leave a comment. We acquired them at different times,approximately a year apart. We have been stopping the fights but maybe it would have been better to leave the room – I’m not sure on that since I think my Boston would have removed the Bug’s ear had we not stopped it. Also would you think it imperative to reintroduce them (leashed) ASAP? 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