View Full Version : My 2 dogs keep going at eachother, and it's getting really annoying...
01-16-2004, 06:44 PM
Can anyone help me???? Before I got Bailey, we had bought a papillion named Domino. Now, Domino and Bailey can't get along at all!!!! Bailey trys to attack Domino whenever Dosh moves!!!! Domino starts barking and it becomes a fight. Why do they do this??? Can I do anything to prevent it??? Is it natural???? HELP??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
01-17-2004, 08:39 AM
Okay, I'm confused. According to another entry of your's Domino and Dosh are one and the same. Here it sounds like you have 3 dogs. Maybe Bailey is afraid of multiple personality dogs
01-18-2004, 10:58 AM
In most cases, dogs who do not get along, who fight all the time are not going to be able to be together for the rest of their life.
01-18-2004, 12:30 PM
I'm going to have to disagree, politely, there. Sometimes, it all boils down to pecking order and status.
Two equally dominant personalities will need to sort out who rates who. If they never do, they will never get along. If they do happen to settle this dispute, they shall be best friends.
The problem here is if one never concedes, then it could get dangerous and in that case they will need to be seperated.
01-21-2004, 01:47 PM
Are these two females? Can you give a little more information, i.e., age and gender. I know from past experiences that when two females don't get along, it usually pretty much remains that way until one is removed from the home. Although, sometimes a behaviorist can be brought in and with a lot of work and patience, they can become friends.
01-21-2004, 03:30 PM
Hi, it sounds to me that Bailey is dog aggresive and wants to have run of the house and is very jealous of the other two that gets along, which may be an issue that can never be resolved. I have allot of papillions that come to my groom shops and the majority of my customers that own them informed me that when they try to get another one they most generally don't get along and they have to get rid of one. You could try the slow introduction process by getting two seperate open kennels so they can see each other and have the two that get along together in one and Bailey in a seperate one and have them a foot or two appart and spend time with them seperately and make sure each dog see's what you do with them and treat them all the same start out with giving Bailey a short amount of time with one of them for a very short amount of time together and then separate them and work your way up to where they can all tolerate each other and not fight. It is a very long process but can be done. When you don't have them in the kennel keep the ones that get along separated from the one that starts the fights all the time I have been told by owners that this type of breed that acts like that with other pet members will continue fighting until it becomes a death situation or a very bad injury. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
01-29-2004, 03:21 PM
does anyone have any ideas on how to stop fighting between a male and a female. They do not fight if my husband is home.
01-29-2004, 03:49 PM
Make your husband stay home. :D
Do you know why they do not fight if your husband is home?
Once you answer that question, you should be able to figure out what to do. For example, if they obey your husband more than you, you'll need to work on that. Who does the feeding? Some dogs tend to respect the authority of the meal provider more than other family members.
Give us some more info and I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice from the members here.
01-29-2004, 06:16 PM
The dogs obey me very well. I have 4 of them. 3 males and 1 female. I do the feeding. They get along great other than the doberman and the female. She was a rescue dog that has had a very rough life. She sticks to me like glue. She won't even let anyone else put her out. I think she is afraid that I will leave her. I am the only one she trusts. We have had her for almost 6 years. Three years ago, we got the doberman. He was 9 weeks old. They had their first fight when he was 4 months old. Sometimes they play great, but other times it goes to far and I cannot get them to stop fighting. They will latch onto each other and continue fighting. He has actually dragged her across the room. I love both of these dogs. Any suggestions?
01-30-2004, 11:56 AM
Oh wow. That's scary when that happens. My two females used to have some pretty bad fights when they were 1-2 years old. My vet told me not to give up and that things would get better once they matured. Well, they are 5 years old now and the fighting stopped when they were about 3. I know your female is older, but maybe things will get better when your Dobie is older?
It sounds like your female is very possessive of you. Have you talked to your vet? Maybe the vet can recommend a behaviorist or a trainer that is experienced with these situations.
When the girls were fighting, we did have a home consultation with a trainer that our vet recommended and some of the things he suggested really did help. Also, it was alot cheaper ($75) than going to vet every two months for wound repairs and antibiotics.
Watching two dogs that you love fight is an awful thing to witness. I wish you the best of luck.