If your 2 pooches are turning your quiet home into a gladiator arena, restore order and balance before permanent damage is done.
- Step 1: Become the dominant leader in your home by controlling everything both dogs covet such as food, water, toys, and sleeping areas.
- Step 2: Seek professional assistance to help pinpoint reasons for aggression and help you become the dominant one in the house so you can lead. Your dogs will thank you.
- FACT: Wolf packs operate on a hierarchy, with only a dominant male and female pair allowed to breed.
- TIP: Don't punish bad behavior, but teach the two dogs to follow commands and respect you.
- Step 3: Avoid giving preferential treatment to one dog or the other and be consistent with the rules and boundaries.
- Step 4: Break up the fights with either loud noises or spraying the two dogs with water, but avoid physical contact and getting too involved.
- TIP: Allow the dogs to create their own hierarchy and don't interfere in their daily interactions.
- Step 5: Spot the warning signs of aggression between the two dogs when they are together which may include growling, snarling, and snapping.