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My two female dogs have been attacking each other and its getting quite bad how do i stop/prevent this from happening?

The attacks/fights happen when they are playing so when i see they are getting rough when they are playing thats when i try to clam them down but thats when the attacks/fights start they are 1 and 2 years old each


Asked by Member 1156250 on Feb 20th 2013 in Behavior & Training
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

What breeds are they? Are they spayed? That could have something to do with it. Some breeds do not get along with same sex. Also, they are entering maturity, which could also be a cause or all of the above. I would keep them separated before you have a real problem like one seriously hurting the other. Good Luck!


Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 2/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


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dog should stop when the alpha says NO! Stop it, so did you make clear that YOU ARE THE ALPHA?! LIKE KIDS PLAY and fight and then the mom or dad says no, the kids stop immediately.

They may be both thinking they are equal status and stubborn to get the alpha position which on one has claimed which you need to claim.


Member 1023506 answered on 2/21/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Kolbe

Agree with Kali, same sex aggression between females can be very serious and nasty in certain breeds, and especially around the 2yr mark. Being the "alpha" and telling them "stop" will probably have little to no effect on this situation if this is more than just rough play. I would separate them when you aren't supervising them, and if things continue to escalate I would get in touch with a certified behaviorist.


Kolbe answered on 2/21/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Wyatt

You can always hire a behaviorist to come view your dogs in person, diagnose what is going on, then give you "homework" to work on to get them over the aggression. It will require patience and effort, but it might be worth a shot! Hope this helps, good luck.


Wyatt answered on 2/25/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer