this maybe completely wrong, and I am not offering advice, just a suggestion.... maybe even a question for more experienced handlers but....
I know this may sound a bit draconian, but, dogs are pack animals, that survive in a hierarchy, thinking of wolves now, wolves will have a strict hierarchy, with the alpha male dictating the roles of the other dogs. Would it not make sense to create a situation, where one of the dogs is submissive to the other, for example, making one of the dogs regularly winning each confrontation, and in turn they are both submissive to you? in the wild, the dogs would settle thier differences quickly and the submissive one would learn his place, is this also not possible in the home? I know this sounds outdated and possibly even a little cruel on one of the dogs, but I think if it works, is it not better than rehoming one of the dogs?
dogs that grow up with their sire, tend to have a good relationship, because in my view, the puppy learns fast that "Daddy" is the boss, and does not try to challenge him, on the rare occasion a challenge does occur, then a rehoming may be in order, OR the sire may submit to the younger dog.
Im not a behaviourist, nor do I advocate anything in this post, but it makes sense to me, would love to hear some proffesional thoughts on this idea.
Maya, GSD Bitch, Born 30/08/2012..... complete lapdog.
Last edited by Marc; 12-05-2012 at 06:22 AM.