Stop the Dogs From Fighting

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    May 28, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    I have 3 black Labrador/pit puppy-choo's (my language for dogs) and they bark at each other and occasionally have huge fights. One of the puppy-choo's likes to fight every dog she see's for whatever reason but the other two are fine. This one dog also seem's to be the one fights her brothers and sisters as well, and the one her brother has her pinned and screaming loudly and I have to run out screaming and stop the fight. What can I do to fix my one dog and make her stop wanting to fight other dogs?

    Names of Puppy-Choo's
    Jupiter-boy
    Penelope(Penny)-good girl
    Rose(s)-The girl who wants to fight every dog in the world.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 28, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    Never had this problem but I do have a neighbor who has two dogs, brother/sister, and the female routinely tries to attack my dog. They put her on Prozac and she has calmed down to the point they're planning to ease her off under the watch of her vet. You might talk to your vet about it because sometimes it takes medical intervention. Of course they also had to train her totally to obey their commands although I've not seen her obey when in one of her frenzies. Good to catch it young because my guess is you can't once she reaches adult stage. And the consequence of not getting it under control is pretty unpleasant.
  • bfirbs

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    May 28, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    If they aren't fixed yet, usually fixing them calms them down a few notches. Obedience training should also help
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    May 28, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    Fluoxetine Capsules are for dogs and cats, discuss with your vet. They worked for my aggressive cat.
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    May 28, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    QuasarMarauder7 saidWhat can I do to fix my one dog and make her stop wanting to fight other dogs?

    Discuss with a vet. Obedience school may help.
  • d_1M

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    May 28, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    http://www.cesarsway.com/askcesar/aggression/Battle-for-Dominance


    give it a read this of his tips really works.
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    May 28, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    Get a kennel, and put her in it for a few hours every time she picks a fight.
  • Fable

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    May 28, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    kick her.
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    May 29, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    I've had trouble with high energy labs and pit bulls with my dog for 7 years. I avoid both. So your mix of the two may be part of the problem. You need to socialize your dogs when you own them from the start plus exercise them multiple times a day otherwise you may be above your head....
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    May 29, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    This falls more under what I would call a management issue than a training issue.

    Personally I, like many professional dog people, have what may seem like a rather heartless approach to these situations. If the dogs are managing their aggression with each other without anybody getting injured, I tend to let them sort it out. If the situations escalate to the point where one or more of the dogs gets holes in them more than once, then you need to think about a more proactive solution - most likely segregating one or more of the dogs or re-homing one or more. Others have mention fluoxetine (Prozac) which can reduce anxiety and aggression. Amitriptyline is another option. I've seen great results with either med. And both are cheap. Spaying and neutering may help if the dogs are to already altered.

    As for aggression around dogs other than your own, the easiest solution is avoidance. Just try to avoid situations of near contact with other dogs and keep your dog securely leashed. A behaviorist can work with you to lower your Dog's reactivity but that tends to be an expensive proposition without guaranteed results.

    Feel free to send me a PM if you would like any further advice.

    I hope things improve.