Asked by Member 539312 on Dec 1st 2007 in Aggression
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They aren't getting along for a number of possible reasons.

They are more than likely trying to compete for a "position" witin their pack (between each other and your family members.) Dogs are very in tune with their standing within the pack and they can fight a lot when one of them is trying to be dominant. If you have two dominant minded dogs, you have a problem. Neither one will back down.

There could be "resource guarding" issues. This means that they might not like sharing toys, food or living spaces, or even the attention of their owners.

Regardless, you should really get some professional help. If you can't understand why they are fighting, then you can't take the right steps to stop it from happening. That is why you should seek help from a trainer or a behavioralist.

Good luck!

Jack answered on 12/2/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Cadillac CGC

That's good advice, also take into consideration if they are fixed or not. if both males, then that is very bad regardless of if one or both is fixed. in this situation you need a lot more training and supervision. do not tolerate the fighting, ever.

if there is a female and a male, then perhaps the male is overly friendly with the female. not all females are open to the advances of male dogs. you need to make sure he isnt crowding her.

whether fixed or not (although much easier if fixed) pit bulls need responsible owners. you need to be on your toes. do not leave them alone together. crate them or put in separate rooms when you arent supervising. watch them for angry or challenging body language and separate them at the first sign. dont let them get to the point where it's physical. there are many signs before that which can be watched for.

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Cadillac CGC answered on 12/2/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Morgan [In Loving Memory]

Don't forget that because of their power & intelligence it wouldn't be hard for them to decide that you're not assuming the role of leader so one of them has to fight for it. Do some research on how to assert yourself in a healthy manner.

Are you nervous or tense whenever they're together because you're anticipating a fight? Your feelings can very well create a never ending battle.

Morgan [In Loving Memory] answered on 12/2/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

fudge  [never forgotten]

well i think your question answers it self. you have two fighting dogs living in the same home. staffs are the same and my neighbour had two brothers who injured each other badly one day when left alone. you may have to seperate them when you leave them alone. but if they fight when your there you could get injured trying to separate them. think carefully about your and their safety

fudge [never forgotten] answered on 12/3/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer