Hi all. I am new here and a new puppy owner (we adopted two abandoned Rottie/German Shep pups who are 5 months old). My question is - the dogs get along great most of the time and are very affectionate to each other but sometimes (usually around feeding time) they get into it and fight very ferociuosly (teeth bared, growling, etc.). They don't seem to hurt each other but it really scares us. I've tried spraying them with a water bottle, shaking a can filled with coins, etc. but nothing works. If anyone has any advice I would really apperciate it. They are very sweet dogs normally and have never shown agression towards people or other dogs besides each other.
i would not feed them in the same room or at the same time. I know it sounds like a bandaid but dog vs dog food aggression is very common. Have you gotten on or more fixed? Your female will be in heat before you know it. Do you have any pictures of them yet? I would love to see what the mix looks like. I have a friend who has a mix like that but I have not seen it yet.
DITTO. My pups started to get agressive at food time at that same age. They eat separate in their crates now. They also were real rowdy with the food pans at first, now they eat calmer and slower. Get the girl fixed if nothing else. Lots of programs out there to help financially if you need them on the mixed breed dog.