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05-11-2014 10:55 AM
AnaleighK12k14 Thanks everyone. The dogs are doing well. They are getting along much better without any toys out. Puppy is almost as big as her already! Anyway I am keeping a close eye at all times that they are together, which is still somewhat limited. But they are playing nicely.


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04-30-2014 01:17 AM
GSDkid I think your dogs are fine. A story summarized on a forum doesn't always include every single detail which is why it can sound overly dramatic. Your pup did something it wasn't supposed to and it got corrected by the alpha. Cuts will heal and you sound like you're owning the situation.
04-29-2014 07:20 PM
David Taggart Was it his toy, or her toy - that fact is known to you only. At the doggy park dogs should chase the toy thrown by the owner only, but the toy has a smell of the owner's hand. As the toy, which your pup was punished for so badly bears your smell - your older dog would always think it belongs to her, as the plate he eats from, as any other object you have touched. You have to train them pack behaviour.
1. To eat together. Feed them both out of hand, one at a time, both dogs should be in a sitting position. When you see, that each dog has learned to wait for his/her turn, feed them in down position with small plates in front of them, placing one bit of food for each dog at a time. Feed them out of plate after that, but a small portion, both dogs should be in a down position and don't get up, remove plates immediately only they finished eating. Do the same, but the next time place their plates at a shorter distance. Dogs bite each other when one of them puts his nose in other dog's meal, so, train them to be tolerant slowly.
2. They should learn to share toys. Again, mainly that is to train patience. Do it outdoors, in some park, use one ball game and two balls game later. With one ball game one dog should sit while the other runs after the ball, ask your dog to sit one on your right, and the other one on your left to prevent interference with the ball. With two balls - one dog should run after the second ball 3 seconds later. If your older dog tends to guard the ball - remove it from her mouth, ask her to sit and give the ball to the puppy. This action works as a punishment, if she knows that each time she growls and tries to snap - the ball goes to him, she will stop doing this. Introduce some warning command for her as well.
Nothing really horrible has happen except the extent of the injury, it is normal for older dogs to bite the puppy in the face in order to teach them better behaviour for that or other reason. I'd remove all toys at home from now on, and play outdoor games only. Clastrophobic situation escalates the conflict, and toys, as prey objects, before your dogs learnt to play together, could be a potential reson for them to fight each other. Your pup may start fighting back when grows older, or take this accident as a lesson and start biting other dogs if he doesn't like something.
04-29-2014 06:19 PM
AnaleighK12k14 Update:

The re introduction went well. Both dogs were happy to see each other and with no toys there were no issues. I also kept the pup on his leash so that the older dog had the opportunity to retreat. That's the plan for now. I'll phase the leash out as pup calms down more and the 2 yr old adjusts more. Still much careful work to be done, but a good start I think.


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04-22-2014 06:33 AM
AnaleighK12k14 Update:

Kooper's cut is healing very nicely. He will hopefully get the stitches out this coming weekend. After that, Kona will come home from my in laws house and I will slowly re introduce them in a toy free environment.

I will update again in about a week.



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04-16-2014 10:52 PM
Gwenhwyfair It's serious and Sue's cautions are wise, but on a positive note an acquaintance of mine has something similiar happen with her female and male puppy. The puppy was bitten so hard that his jaw was broken. He recovered and is now a SAR dog to boot. They never had another incident like that and live together happily.

So with proper training and management (as you have mentioned) it can work out.

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I think the severity of the wound did have something to do with location. The laceration itself is pretty small, but because the skin under the eye is so loose and sensitive, it gaped.

Not to lighten the situation, because I know if it happened again it could be worse. Also he will likely be twice her size so if she continues this behavior and he learns it from her, it might be her face next time. I don't want that either.

I feel a little better about it today. I feel like once he heals I have a plan and we will take it from there. Yesterday I just felt sick with guilt even though there was nothing I could have done seeing as how I wasn't home.




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04-16-2014 10:33 PM
glowingtoadfly I have the same guilty feeling every time I'm not fast enough to separate or forget to put a ball away... Having two young ones is a challenge!
04-16-2014 09:28 PM
AnaleighK12k14 I think the severity of the wound did have something to do with location. The laceration itself is pretty small, but because the skin under the eye is so loose and sensitive, it gaped.

Not to lighten the situation, because I know if it happened again it could be worse. Also he will likely be twice her size so if she continues this behavior and he learns it from her, it might be her face next time. I don't want that either.

I feel a little better about it today. I feel like once he heals I have a plan and we will take it from there. Yesterday I just felt sick with guilt even though there was nothing I could have done seeing as how I wasn't home.




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04-16-2014 07:26 PM
blehmannwa Similar thing happened to Havoc when playing with a high value toy around my old pit. She gave him a little puncture on the nose which became infected. I just made sure that the situation never happened again.

I am bit concerned about the severity of the attack. We wouldn't have even had to take Havs to the vet aside from the infection.

You sound like you are on top of the situatio. Hopefully, it will never happen again.
04-16-2014 07:05 PM
glowingtoadfly I am hoping keeping the toys put away helps! It definitely helps us. The separation at the first sign of stress from the pups helps too.
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