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Hi I'm new and I have two female springer spaniels. C is 9 months and F is 5months. C seems to attack F when F has a chew or is getting attention before her. F is submissive and just lies there and doesn't fight back. I am starting to socialise her on her own away from C to build her confidence. They never fight apart from this and sleep together etc.

Is there any tips on how to build F confidence and to stop C from being jealous?

We had C first for about 4 months.

Could C just be doing this as F is smaller than her?

Thanks xx
 

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Hi I'm new and I have two female springer spaniels. C is 9 months and F is 5months. C seems to attack F when F has a chew or is getting attention before her. F is submissive and just lies there and doesn't fight back. I am starting to socialise her on her own away from C to build her confidence. They never fight apart from this and sleep together etc.

Is there any tips on how to build F confidence and to stop C from being jealous?

We had C first for about 4 months.

Could C just be doing this as F is smaller than her?

Thanks xx
If its recently started, you may find that its because one or the other is due a season. Its not unusual for bitches to start on each other around this time.
F- at 5 months will be starting to go into adolescence and will no longer be a pup. What a dog will accept off a pup, they wont sometimes accept off an adolescent. So if they have been fine all along and its only recently started that could be why. You will need to watch them, to make sure it doesnt escalate. If it is a season coming up it may be best not to leave them alone unattended when you go out, some bitches can really start to fight. It has been known though that once a season is over as long as they havent got into a real culture of warring and fighting it can calm down again. Even if ones spayed it still doesnt mean that one will not start on the other in season, either they will start on the unspayed bitch or sometimes the unspayed bitch will even start on them. Although F doesnt attack back, if C keeps on you may find that she will have had enough and will be goaded into fighting back.

If dogs are going to start then the most usual triggers are, food, toys, long lasting treats like chews and bones, attention, confined spaces and times of hyper excitement like visitors coming, doorbells ringing and leads coming out for walks, in a hyper aroused state, growling shoving and fights can break out. so you really need to avoid/supervise closely in these situations to make sure the sotuations are avoided so they dont kick off.
 

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Thanks. I am not overly worried and it only happens in certain situations which we try to avoid. Hubby is worried but I do think they will grow out of it.x
 

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Thanks. I am not overly worried and it only happens in certain situations which we try to avoid. Hubby is worried but I do think they will grow out of it.x
They may get better, but things could also escalate, so management and supervision is very important at the moment and as mentioned also monitoring and managing the common and already known triggers.
 
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