• Sibling rivalry: Resolving Fights in Multiple Dog Households

    Are Your Best Buddies Turning On Each Other? Sibling rivalry is the term used to classify fighting that occurs within a multiple dog household. It usually starts with what appears to be a normal level of competitiveness among puppies of similar age, gender and development, or adolescent or fully mature dogs struggling for dominance or control of resources (including your own affections). The dogs do not have to be related by birth in order to prevent sibling rivalry. Often when dogs are of [...]

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    Fear Aggression: Benson the Boxer

    The Gibson family adopted a 4 year old Boxer who settled into his new home easily and became the best of friends with the families existing Labrador. However, on walks Benson the Boxer was a different animal. His body language stiffened up, was on constant high alert, and the approach of another dog (even passing on the other side of the road), would result in Benson rearing up in an attempt to flatten the other dog. He was clearly showing all the signs of a dog suffering from [...]

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