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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Colsy, Aug 16, 2009.


  1. Colsy

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    I really would like some help ,hope you all can point me in the right direction.
    I have 7 dogs all who get on fine usually apart from two at the mo.
    My 4 year old male Border Collie and my 10 month old Poodle Cross.
    They always have been a bit funny with each other but never this bad.
    She is in season which is understandable to get touchy.
    But he used to be head of the household,but for no reason she attacks him and he will go back at her but shakes now.
    Which is very unlike him he is usually so tough.
    While she is getting nasty she is wagging her tail ?
    Now i tried stroking the border collie yesterday and she went bonkers at him.
    The instantly get seperated until they both cool down.
    Can you please help me on this i am getting worried it aint going to stop.
    Thanks
     
  2. Kinjilabs

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    Is he trying to mate her? she could be stressed by that.
     
  3. Colsy

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    Nope he has never tried that as he has been done ages ago.
    He does not even try to mount her.
    We are very puzzled why this is happening.
    She is acting like a spoilt little girl.
     
  4. Kinjilabs

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    Its her first season I take it? could be a hormonal thing.
     
  5. Colsy

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    Yes its her first season started on the 1st August.
    But she has always tried to rule the boss dog.
    Do you think i am doing something wrong perhaps ?
     
  6. Burrowzig

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    It sounds to me like she is now mature enough to stake out head of the household for herself, and is coming on so strong the border collie is being knocked out of his top spot. A wagging tail indicates the intention to act, and excitement, as well as happiness. Her hormones from being in season will play a part too.
    They will fight until the new heirarchy is established.
    I find it worrying that she doesn't like it when you stroke the border collie. As you should be leader in your household, you should be free to do as you wish with any of your dogs. If she is trying to dictate what you do, you have a problem on your hands and will need to make sure she knows that you are in charge, not her.
     
  7. Colsy

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    Thanks.
    This sounds right what you are saying.
    I usually step in between them and put her in another room.
    Should i leave them to get on with it?
    I get a bit worried if they can get really nasty.
    Sometimes she plays with him other times she turns.
    She does not get funny with me or any of the other dogs just that one.
     
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    Are all the other dogs neutered because if she is the only entire one she will think she is alpha as she can breed It is probably the reason that she is dominating the collie. It might carm down when her season has finished.
     
  9. Burrowzig

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    I wouldn't leave them to get on with it if they get to the point where there will be injuries. It's a difficult situation where you have to control their behaviour to avoid injuries, but at the same time that will delay the process of establishing which of them is 'top'. It seems unfair through human eyes, as we try to treat them fairly - but if you put her in another room, you are lowering her status, which she has to regain by fighting. Try putting him in the other room and keeping her with you. Pet her first, feed her first - it would probably speed up the process.
     
  10. ally

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    Having been to Colsy's house and seen the situation, initially when the 10 month old came into the family she tried to be Alphadog but the BC is AD so over the months she has tried frequently. On Saturday when we went round, I noticed that although she was wagging her tail whilst having the said spats with the BC, his demeanour had changed from being Alphadog to being scared - something I never thought I'd see him be. Personally, I showed Colsy how to keep the doodle bitch at arm's length whilst stroking the BC; fussing them both whilst reprimanding her if she shows any aggression. Any help would be appreciated as I know Colsy is very concerned.
     
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