Aggression

by Lisa Siler
(Rich Hill, MO)

We have two great pyreness Anatolian mix dogs we Maggie the female is almost three and Tanner our male is about a year and a half. This morning we went to feed. They live in the field near our sheep but kept separated by electric fence. Tanner was chasing the sheep when he was young. This morning Maggie was still up in the corner of the field, so we walked up there that's when Tanner got possessive and aggressive toward Our female Maggie. Look like he was trying keep Maggie to coming to us. Why is Tanner is being possessive and aggressive would you know why?

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by: Donna

If you had the feed with you, it sounds like he was resource guarding. This means, he didn't want Maggie near the food.

I don't know your routine but it seems like you'll have to feed Tanner in one corner of the field first and then go to another area to feed Maggie.

And/or have someone hold Tanner while you feed him and have someone else feed Maggie.

My dogs are always separated when they are fed. Dogs do not want to share their food. Frankly, I don't want to share my dinner, either. Even if there is no chance Maggie will try to steal his food, he isn't taking a chance.

As for chasing, he was still a pup then. They aren't usually ready to guard on their own until they are about a year and a half.

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