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I have been noticing a little more each week, as my male max grows (he will be 8 months on the 22nd) that Max and my female Ruby (who will be a year and 4 months on the 15th) have been acting different towards each other, more territorial of items such as tennis balls, or in the second video ICE! haha anything really... Since i got max at 3 months old, ruby has always been the type to take stuff from him... Example. She has a ball, on one side of the room, max has a ball on the other side, if she sees him enjoying it, she will go over there and take it from him! So he never gets to play ball unless she isnt around. They also do alot of... its hard to explain, getting in each others face, with their teeth showing, mouthes open and whining ... sometimes their teeth even clank together... lol its definately interesting to watch, but they can get pretty loud sometimes as if it could turn into a small .... i dont wanna say fight so.... disagreement.


My Questions, besides if this a form of dominance or not, is:
1. What is the best way to handle the territorial-ness.
-- I heard that they are starting to get to the point of needing to know who is who in the pack? although i heard 3 or more dogs is a "pack". idk.
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2. Whats the best way to use Max's barking to my advantage besides praising him when he barks when i want him too... And is it confusing for him when i want him to bark and praise, and then i scould him when he barks at.... my friends cat or dog for example, or a lard bark at 3am cause he wants to play with ruby.

I just wanna make sure i am doing the right things, and not confusing him haha
I also wanna note that max has been starting to pick up some of rubys... not so good traits, like not listening for example, or jumping on people when excited. In the video it was the warmest day in the past 2 weeks, so they were in play mode too...
Thanks all!
 

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Also I have another question. After Miska drinks water (this has happened 3 times) he throws it up. What can we do?
I give him mild to coat his tummy or sometimes give him a pepcid ac.
 

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I have an 11 month on German Shepherd. He jumps on us and likes to pull us by the hand. He is showing a lot of aggression. I would like to get a mini pincher because we had one and he died of natural causes. My husband is afraid to bring a pup into the house because of our dog Miska. What can I do?
I think he is just testing just how far he can go with us. What do you think?
 

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You should create your own thread so your questions get answered and so the OP's questions get answered. :)
 
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