So Delilah is about 10 weeks old now. At first her and Baxter got along great. He was really gentle with her as well as really protective of her. As she's gotten bigger, she's about 17 pounds now, their playing has gotten rougher and rougher. If they're outside Bax is still really protective of her but once they get back inside, it's game on. They're all over each other. Playing quickly turns into fighting, growling, showing teeth and nipping at each other. One of them usually ends up crying. I've tried keeping the separated when they behave like this but then they start crying for each other.
HELP!!!! Is this normal? are they just sorting out pack order? How far should I let them go until I step in?
I have held them by the scruff of their neck and laid them down next to each other. They calm right down but as soon as i let go...it's back to playing/fighting.
what am i doing wrong? how can i fix it?? and what should i do going forward?
also, it doesn't help that Lila is still potty training and Baxter decided that he'll starting going in the house again. 2 months of poopie freedom, that's all i got out of him.
One more thing, they do have their separate crates which are located next to each other. Is that ok?
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato (429-347 BC)
Let me start out by saying I am not at all a dog expert. But I have a friend who used to have 4 Poms. They breed their two together. And kept two of the four babies they had. The 1st male and the female were ok. But the 1first male and the 2 male pups ALWAYS seemed to have growling matches. I never remembering them fighting but they sure made a lot of noise. I would recommend seperating them when you are not going to be watching them. I dont know how serious the fights get, but you dont want to end up with an injured dog. I always wondered if when one of them growls at the other out of the blue like that if it is because one of them said f you in dog language.... j/k.
Hey ♥Pugglebaby lets see if we can figure this out.
I really do believe it is just play. I know when I brought Blaze home it was fine but as she got older WOW, do they play rough! They still to this day play hard where I here a yip once in a while. I have learned from there body language when it is serious or not.
I have also noticed when they are out side it is all cool until they come in they start showing off and ruff housing. I then take them back outside and play with them. If they want to tare the place apart let it be outdoors.
I know what you are saying. I really think it is a pack thing. Just watch them and I do tell them to knock it off when it gets rough. I say OK, THATS ENOUGH!
Maybe they are they just burning up energy?? I find mine also do this about an hour before there run.