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My son moved in with his Male and Female pups. They are now 14 months and my 8 year old Male and Femal at first got along perfectly until I worked from home during the summer and my sons Male seemed to bond to me and that's when it got ugly. He attacks my Male as if he's protecting me. I never encourage this and put them both down onto their sides when it happens. They go into a red zone and I've been bitten by mistake. What can I do besides removing one for good.

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Many members of this board own multiple dogs. Sometimes dogs especially of the same sex just do not get along. The solution is easy. Physically separate therm.
Many people on this board, rotate their dogs. Almost all breeders do not let their stud males mix with each other for example.
You can purchase chain link or steel bar panels that are pre-made to be assembled into dog kennels or dog runs. Home Depot sells them, as well as many Internet sites. You can buy large crates where a dog can relax or sleep comfortably for hours from Petsmart or other stores. Some people have even fenced their backyard right in the middle, so a dog(s) occupies one side and another dog(s) occupies the other side. Some people have built walls w/an access door right in the middle of their house to physically separate dogs. It's really a no brainer.
It's just a little bit of extra work and presence of mind but well worth the peace of mind. And having dogs that don't get along is not a valid excuse for getting rid of a dog.
 

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Welcome to the board. You mention "red zone" and getting bit yourself. Have they drawn blood on you and on each other? You have a few things going on here, and chances are it's not the dogs that's the problem. First, the younger dog is not protecting you from your older dog. It sounds like this younger dog has a rank issue, and is trying to lead your "pack". It is not uncommon for a strong 14 month old male to test his limits. Read everything on this forum about being a pack leader and NILF (nothing in life is free). Enforce your rank in your dogs eyes every day rigorously, be relentless and be a fair consistent leader. FYI, this does not involve "alpha rolling" or pinning your dogs on their sides. This could have easily contributed to your bite, fyi. Try to roll the wrong dog and he will come up leash. Here is a great article about the alpha roll... http://www.loucastle.com/dominance.htm . Also, I would recommend keeping both dogs muzzled while around each other and you work on this. Individually get them used to the muzzle and make it as positive as possible. That way they can not hurt each other or you if they do get into it. Even with all of this, it could be possible that they will never get along, so be prepared to rotate them it things do not get better from your strong leadership.
 

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I'd also have alot more regulation at the home cause EVERYONE is blowing you off if you tell them to break it off and they continue.

So NILIF and I personally always go to dog classes. Forces ME to do the one on one time, plus homework, with the dog(s) that I take. Otherwise I tend to let things go until there is a blowup, and that's too late.

And EVERYONE would benefit from tons more exercise to get the edge off.
 
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