Establishing dominance

by Mountain man
(Tennessee)

I have two males (brothers). Since they have hit the 6 month old mark they occasionally fight. They're large for their age and it worries me sometimes that they could hurt one another. They only do it every now and then after it's over they are fine with each other. Is it just a dominance issue

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Jun 14, 2015
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Dominance
by: Donna

It's not called dominance. Two males do not always see eye to eye especially in siblings.

You cannot force humans to like other humans and the same goes for dogs.

You may have to find a new home for one of them or at least, keep them separate. Also, make sure they are both neutered. Being intact can cause issues. It also can cause unwanted puppies.

Best of luck.

Jun 15, 2015
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by: Donna

I should have mentioned that having two females is also not recommended. There may be times when they do get along but not too often. Something about the similar makeup between same sexes that just doesn't allow them to be great pals all the time.

They may get along for a time but then a fight will break out.

It's always better if you would like two dogs is to have male and female, of any breed.

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