Well, I'll just say consider yourself lucky and keep it at that! If you've had no bloodbaths then you don't really understand what I'm talking about. It should not take someone with marine training and martial arts training just to keep two dogs from going at each other's throats all the time.
I think dogs like to decide amongst themselves what the heirachy is going to be (I mean, isn't this your point in your other thread?) so I can intervene all I want but if there's two going to constantly duke it out for that top spot then that's the way it is, it's not really up to us humans is it? I don't tolerate that level of aggression and fighting so I don't allow it to happen, plain and simple, but I am not kidding myself into thinking that I actually make the dogs get along and accept what positions in the hierarchy *I* have chosen for them. If two dogs can't live together without constantly picking fights then they just don't live together at my house. I don't have time to be constantly observing and analyzing dog behavior and all the "what ifs", it's just not safe and not allowed, period.
First, capital M.. it is Marine, not marine... "marine" is offensive.
My comment was just a response to "my 6+ 250+ husband". Us small guys take that a a cheap shot.
I don't have to use any of that to deal with a dog. Well, I've used jiujitsu on a few occasions. Its actually very helpful in catching a dog on a long bite... knowing how to redirect kinetic energy and all... really the most important part of catching a dog.
I refuse to accept two dogs can't live together, and have found all of it is resolvable thus far. And we *have* had real fights, bloody messy, staple-requiring, near-death fights. But I learned from it, largely from learning to recognize the nuances of dog behavior, and I simply avoid it before it starts. And now we have a happy peaceful pack.