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PLEASE HHHEELLLPPP!!! My dogs are fighting quite often and severely. Answered

I have two puppies, they're just 2 months old, they're also sisters, they're very friendly with each other, they love to play with one another and never fight like they did recently. three days ago, i brought home a new puppy, 1.5 months old, also a she. At first there were no problems, but today it changed, the sisters fought with each other SEVERELY, the other one was wounded, it already happened twice in one day... what should i do? please help...  

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Cloud9-Crafter
Cloud9-Crafter

3 years ago

I think the 2 dogs you already had are just being territorial, so do EVERYTHING you can to make them them understand that they have a new puppy FRIEND not an intruder.

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JohnH42
JohnH42

3 years ago

Why have you got 3 puppies that are so young? The most recent is not old enough to be away from its mother yet and the other two will hardly have started to be trained. It may not sound very positive and is probably not the answer you want to hear but get the youngest back to the breeder and work on developing a bond with the other two before introducing a new pup into the equation

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rickharris
rickharris

3 years ago

They are trying to establish ownership of the new puppy.

1. They may sort it out.

2. You can call in a dog behaviorist

3. In a normal human / dog pack the Humans are the top dog and all the others are subservient to the humans. Humans always go first the dogs follow, this includes entering/leaving the house, when walking or at any other time - Human first dog second. The dogs should be obedient, Sit, Stay, Come, Heel are the 4 standard essential commands and they should always be obeyed. However if you consider your relationship to the dogs you may find you have let them become top dog, this severely weakens your control. If your there you should allow serious fighting, I have always found a water pistol is a good way to get their attention. When your out then I suggest you put the dogs in separate crates.

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MonkeyRuffiJ
MonkeyRuffiJ

Answer 3 years ago

Thank you so much sir!!! ^_^

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 3 years ago

Typo - that should read you should STOP serious fighting - Sorry

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iceng
iceng

Answer 3 years ago

+1 +1

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

You didn't say what breed they are this is important as some breeds are more aggressive than others.

Mount them one at a time and establish you are the alpha.

This would have happened whether you got a male or a female as the third puppy.

When the sisters were with their mother they established a pecking order and they knew who was the alpha. You changed the pecking order when you got the new puppy and now they need to establish a new alpha. Make them know you are the alpha and they should stop fighting.