|08-19-2013 10:07 AM|
Cheers for the reply... I will simply keep them apart while the youngest is on heat. Once over, I will test the waters slowly
Thankfully due to our home, we have separate area's, all very large, that give the dogs plenty of room to run, while still keeping the required ones separated.
|08-18-2013 05:19 PM|
if you have an intact female in the house with 2 males then yes, you are going to have multiple fights probably.
as far as the older male attacking the younger male, time to separate now, to avoid any further issues down the road. once the middle dog matures he might try to take on the older dog an that wont be good.
|08-18-2013 09:51 AM|
The Old Man Has Started Having Problems With The Middle Child
We have 3 dogs... one is almost 14 (Male), one is just over 12 months (Male) and the other is around 9 months (Female).
A bit more info can be found in my intro - http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4045273
I always had the feeling that the old man (zak) was not a fan of the middle child (Luka), but it did not appear to be overly serious.. Luka may at times go up to Zak, for a sniff and look and Zak would growl... Due to this I took every effort to separate them when I heard Zak growl
It might also be worth mentioning, Zak has never shown a problem towards the baby dog (Leya).
The reason for my post is that Zak recently took it about 3 steps further. Zak went up to LUka, nudged him, growled and then a fight broke out. A big fight. Or at least a big fight to me. .. Very, very scary for many reasons, the most been once it was over, I realized using my arms to rip them apart could have turned very bad for me... (It was a silly way to handle it I think, and am keen to hear other ways...
For the future, I have been told by a vet that a powder fire extinguisher is excellent to stop big fights, as the powder will blind them and the noise will scare them... I have bought 2, one at each house. Does anyone have exp with this? They work? THey are safe? Nothing better?
My main question is though, considering Zak is almost 14, and Luka is still a pup... Should I just keep them separated? (Its not a hard thing to manage for me, and the dogs still constantly get time running around in the yard + the weekly dog park visit)..
If separation is not the thing to do, should I work at making them play and like each other?
I am 100% unsure how to handle this, as its the first time we had have multiple dogs with a problem...
Also, the girl (who was in the house at the time) had just gone on heat on the very same day... Do you think this could cause it? While I thought it may, Zak did not get this way last time she was on heat.