I have had a Lab/Pit mix for ten months. I recently acquired a 10-month-old Great Dane. Both are females and around the same age. When I brought the Great Dane into the house, the Lab/Pit mix was aggressive, so we put her in her kennel. How do I get my Lab/Pit mix to be nice to the Great Dane?


At this point, all you can try is classical conditioning to change the Lab's perception of the other dog. Whenever they are in the same room with you, have the Lab go into a "down" position then give her a treat once she is calm and not aggressive. Your dog may never like or be nice to the Dane. You should be satisfied and accept them being in the same room without fighting.

Updated on February 23, 2018

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7 Easy Ways to Train a Dog to Get Along With Other Dogs
By Dr Mark