Hi, I have a dog, 1 year old, female lab-chow mix. We recently found a puppy (with tags, etc) wandering the road in our neighborhood, so we brought her in an called local shelters. We found her family, but she was with us for a few hours before her family could get her. Everything was going well until the runaway tried to take my dog's bone, and Roxie (mine) reacted like i have never seen before - snarling teeth, growling, attacking the other dog (no rough biting but still mean-aggressive). We have always wanted to get another dog down the road, and we're petsitting next week for another dog. How do I handle this? Is it a trait that can be "trained out" of her? Has anyone else faced this? What did you do? In all other areas, Rox is the sweetest, most loving girl in the world - always kissing and snuggling. She is also really well socialized with other dogs - goes to dog park every day without ever a problem... the only time she got angry was one time when a dog tried to hump her. Please let me know any advice, I really want to work on this sharing with her... Sorry for the long post.
Another dog was in her territory, eating her bone. It is very common. I am going through it with my two dogs right now. We adopted a 2 yr old JRT and my other dog, (11month old pup) and the JRT are doing the same thing over bones, food, toys and ME!! I am pulling my hair out. It is not good.
Hmmm..this is tough. I know how that can be, when my friend adopted a second dog, this second dog was very possessive of food, toys, and whatnot for awhile. My friend didn't know what to do, but eventually this dog got used to having another dog around, and got over it. It was an adjustment thing. It could just be that with your dog, like Roxy could eventually get used to the dog. Sorry I couldn't be more help
I have a male schnauzer and 2 females. The male is very attached to my older female. The little one he has seemed to never like since the first get-go. I never knew a male would jump on a female either, but he got her good one day and she had to have stitches. He has been alot better since we had him fixed, he is more tolerent of her. But, the vet told me never to leave them alone together. So, my advice would be that. Seperate them when your gone and never leave them alone together.