OK.I have 2 chihuahuas.I got Lacey when she was 6 weeks old and she is now 6 months will be 7 at the end of the month.She loves to play with the dog next door so I got another chihuahua friday night and it is 3 and 1/2 months old named (MITZY).Lacey weighs about 3 lbs and Mitzy weighs not even 2 yet.Lacey gets along with any dog.Well Mitzy is attacking Lacey everytime she gets near.Mitzy is food aggresive too when u touch her and she is eating she growls.Is there anyway to help these 2 get along.I am home allday.Lacey does not jump back she is more layed back.any help or suggestions.Mizty is my Christmas present and Lacey was my bday present so neither leaveing just need to get along thanks
sometimes these things have to work out by themselves. I don't think there really is a way to "FORCE" two dogs to like each other. it's kinda like humans. no one can force you to like someone if you truely don't. just give it sometime. they peobably will get used to one another and be just fine.
I raise these guys and it sounds to me like your second dog was not socialized with other dogs. A couple of my males growl at the food bowl (I free feed), but get a long with other dogs. It maybe the second dog is just a bit scared and needs time to adjust. Have you tried sitting with one of them on each side of you and petting them both at the same time? The second pup maybe trying to be the alpha dog also, one of them will take that role. Don't know if this will help. Especially since I am not sure how the second dog was raised.
i had a german shepherd that used to growl when he was eating. i used to sit down with the food dish on my knee and let him eat it from there. i got a bit messy!!lol. but it worked for us. he stopped it totally in a few weeks.once he realised i wasnt gonna pinch it off him yeuk!! :]
puppies are perfectly potty, but dogs are deliberatly daft. ( just to amuse you!)
thanks everyone.The dog was raised with 4 other puppies plus 9 adult dogs.So think she was well socialized.Maybe just trying to be the big dog.I have tried to put them some what near each other and dpet both but Mitzy is on the look out.But I have not had her but 2 days so maybe she will get better thanks
Dolphin, it sounds like you're forcing them on each other when actually you should be keeping them apart until they decide they want to be near each other. It'll relieve the stress for ALL parties, especially the newer dog. He hasn't found his place yet and is trying to bogart his way into your home. You are the pack leader; let Mitzy know that you set the rules and that he follows. He's young so he needs (and wants, believe it or not) guidance. If you don't establish yourself as pack leader, he will - and he's too young for this role. He doesn't know how to act. I would feed them separately, in their crates or private areas so that each can be comfortable. As far as Mitzy growling while eating, maybe you could feed him from your hand for a few days until he(?) settles down.
mitzy is a female.I was not forceing they go anywhere they want in the house.They stay away when they do not want too be near.There doing better now.Mitzy is now letting Lacey near her now.So I think we have this problem fixed lol.thansk all