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<span style="color: #993399">I will try to make this short. One of my female's broke out of her kennel when she was 3 months old. I had her mother and my male out running and playing, until my male noticed her and attacked her. I had to pull him off of her and her mother went after him, while I got her in a different kennel. To this day(she just turned 1 in October)they hate each other, and she will show her teeth to him. Both of them go after each other through the kennel's. I am going to put up an additional fence so they can no longer do this when the weather gets warm. I was hoping anyone had any suggestions so I can stop this behavior to where they can tolerate each other, instead of trying to kill each other. I never had this problem happen before. Any help would be appreciated.</span>
 

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Originally Posted By: boesegsd<span style="color: #993399">I will try to make this short. One of my female's broke out of her kennel when she was 3 months old. I had her mother and my male out running and playing, until my male noticed her and attacked her. I had to pull him off of her and her mother went after him, while I got her in a different kennel. To this day(she just turned 1 in October)they hate each other, and she will show her teeth to him. Both of them go after each other through the kennel's. I am going to put up an additional fence so they can no longer do this when the weather gets warm. I was hoping anyone had any suggestions so I can stop this behavior to where they can tolerate each other, instead of trying to kill each other. I never had this problem happen before. Any help would be appreciated.</span>
Couple of things here.....#1 I would be *very* wary of an adult male that just attacks a 3 mth old puppy for no reason whatsoever, that is not "natural" IMO and I would be concerned about that behavior.

#2 By having these two in eye sight of each other and possibly in bordering kennels you are allowing the frustration and/or defense and fear here to escalate and continue.

You need to identify the antagonist here and correct that dog. Research "inter-dog aggression" and I wish you luck in repairing the relationship as it can be very difficult.

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DEFINITELY block all visual contact between these two dogs! You're just building pressure in the cooker and it will eventually blow. (Remember, these dogs can BITE through chain link, if there's enough motivation.)

I agree that you should look long and hard at any dog that will attack a 3 month old puppy that wasn't doing anything other than existing. If he had gone after your baby, would you expect her to just get over it and get along with him now?
 

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Thanks for replying.

They can not see each other, he is on one side of the privacy fence(in the front yard)and she is on the other side(back yard). When I let him run in the back where it is fenced in that is where they see each other. I have to wait for warmer weather to put up the perimeter fence that I already have.

She was not the only 3 mth old I had at that time. I also have her other sister, and her brother that my male can be with and have no issue's. I also have a younger female that he doesn't have a problem with either. In fact the one that was attacked, her sister and him run around together all the time. He has never had any other aggression's towards other puppies but this one. That is why I'm a little puzzled.
Thanks for your advise and I will look into it.
 

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I think the best thing is to rehome the girl. Obviously living with your older male is causing her stress because she hates him (probably due to fear) and he hates her (who knows why). This isn't a good or safe environment for either of them.
 
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