Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise.I have 3 Great danes that have lived happily together for 2 years now. My oldest female all of a sudden started attacking my 2 year old female dane for no reason. They were best of frends until one day the older female who is 3, desided one day she wants to attack the other female dane. Neither on of them are close to going into heat.And the fights are awful. So I got the older female spayed,I have the other one at a friends huse unitl thye both heal their wounds.Do you think spaying the older female will make a differnce? If this keeps up Im going to have to find a home for the older female? Does anyone have any suggestion? Please help
The first thing to do is have your vet run some tests-make sure it's not a health problem. Thyroid issues, for example, can cause aggression.
But no matter the cause-why would you find a home for the older female? I'm assuming you had her first-why give her up, and not the younger dog? Especially if she does have some behavior issues. You would just be passing the problem on to someone else. Why not find a home for the younger dog if you find you can't keep both?
Thanks I will have some blood work done on her. I really don't want to give up the oder female, but our younger one we would like to breed her one day. And its the older one who has the aggresive behaviour, and it starting everything withthe younger one. We had the younger one on the leash and the oder one not on a leash, and the older one just attacked the younger one. I was thinking that maybe the oder one would do better if she was the only dog in a family. Not realy sure what to do, all I know is that I have to do something cause this fighting is just awful. And having to keep the older one away from the younger one is getting to be really had, especially because they were always together, and just loved each other, that's why Im thinking something must be going on with the oder one its so out of her character to do this. and to only the younger one. Its just breaking my heart, if I have to get another home for her.Plus the older one has wobblers, but doesnt act like she is in any kind of pain, runs and plays. But i will get some tests done on her, the oder one.We just got her spayed a few days ago. Do you think that would help calm her down too? I've never been through anything like this before. Any suggestions is apprieciation, They are both parts of my family.