i have recently noticed that my little corgi puppy growled viciously at my lab mix dog. she has never done this before until today. my lab was eating and i guess my puppy was trying to get her food. my lab always lets her eat out of her bowl without no problems, but today lucy (puppy) got mad for some reason and growled this was the first time i ever heard her growl. i was really shocked! i did scold her. my lab was not growling, but maybe she gave her a look to back away. i do not know what happened, but i may have to seperate them while eating. how can i stop this because i am afraid that if the puppy tries to bite my lab; my lab may end up hurting her. i know that my lab will not attempt to bite first;i have had her for ten years, but i can not say that about my puppy. what's the best way to solve fighting among two female dogs? i hope this does not get worse. thanks!
yes keep correcting her for growling over food she is showing her dominance over the lab .useally a older female will correct it by grabbing the 6 month old by the nose . mine have done it but it was between the male 6yrold shepard and great dane when she was a pup . but if the lab isnt paying attention it should be you to correct her for growling over food . i have three large dogs and when they growl over food i take it away and seperate them dont need a dog fight . good luck
I have one puppy she's 5 months ,and a 7 year old. Both are females.Inside the house the little pupper is the boss.She'll push Tigger aside and steel the food ,both learn to deal with each other . I watch the both of them,and if I see behavoir that I don't like I correct them.Out side Tigger is in charge. The rolls are reversed.
you should have them eat in separate spaces. my pug will try to steal the food from my border collie; i don't let him do that. they are fed in different parts of the kitchen and i watch them while they eat. if the pug makes his way toward the collie, i stop him.
The pup has always eaten out of the labs bowl, so the pup will want to eat out of the bowl. If the lab allows this hes making way for the pup. The pup growling is his way of trying make a stand and intimidate the lab. Let the lab make the decisions on the food bowl issues.(just supervise) The issue will never be resulved if you keep them apart or interfere. You'll always have a problem. This pup has a dominance attitude and will challenge other dogs, and yes mabe you.
When you have multi dog house holds ,there's always going to be a pecking order. Sometimes you have let the dogs work it out on their own. I let my 2 work it out on their own. As long as they are not hurting one another ,let them work it out.I've always done this with my multi dog house hold.