I have a senior female boxer-pit mix and a younger bully female that is just over a year old. Recently, they have started fighting so bad that there is usually bloodshed, and both are limping. Does it matter who started it? It happens so fast, almost always when my back it turned. I feel terrible because I can't afford a trainer in my area.

Answer

You may have to keep the two separated, especially when you cannot directly supervise them. There are many cases of youngsters not getting along with older dogs. They may be fighting over resources such as toys, sleeping areas or even over you. It may be difficult at times finding out who started it if these fights happen when you turn your back. It helps to keep toys or other objects that may trigger conflicts out of the way.

Updated on April 2, 2018

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The Risks of Raising Two Female Dogs
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli
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