Ziggy and Buddy are Whippet siblings, age 3. They had Ziggy at 12 weeks old and brother Buddy joined them two months later. I don’t know if that’s significant. Until some weeks ago the two dogs have got on very well indeed apart from the occasional scrap, always instigated by Read more…
5-month-old Cocker Spaniel Ruby is coming into early season and gaining attitude. She is increasingly growling at their other Cocker – Chester. He’s 18 months old. It’s like she now goads him until he reacts and then, if not interrupted, a fight develops. Most of the time they play and Read more…
Lhasa Yorkie mix Bella has lived in the house with the lady for most of her eleven years. A short while ago the gentleman moved in – with Sophie. She is also 11 and is a Yorkie Jack Russell mix. All went well for the first couple of weeks but Read more…
Three weeks ago Cocker Spaniels Monty and Teddy were playmates – if sometimes a bit rough. Now they are sworn enemies. Monty is one year old and they have had 8-month-old Teddy for three months now. It exploded three weeks ago. Apart from out on walks, they have been bitter Read more…
Their two adored and adorable Cockerpoo sisters fight – but also get on fine much of the time. Lulu tries to control Elsie. Pushed – Elsie stands up for herself. About six months ago occasional squabbles between the two began to develop into full-blown fights which now are regular, even Read more…
Dear little Shih Tzu Archie currently lives with five more Shih Tzus, two of which are fosters like himself. The other three are the family’s own dogs.[
Kicked and thrown against a wall
Archie came from a home of domestic violence, was kicked and thrown against a wall.
It’s no wonder that when his stress levels rise, his insecurity increases.
With love and hard work the family have already transformed him over the last few months. Unsurprisingly, though, he still has some worrying behaviour, some of which is getting worse. (more…)
Now the two dogs fight.
Cherry has lived with Bo and the family for nearly a year and all was well until a few weeks ago. The two four-year-old Pugs played together and slept together.
They noticed little hints of unrest shortly before the day Cherry went for Bo.
Food was involved. A friend’s dog, Skye, was with them.
Soon after this it happened again only this time the fight didn’t involve food.
The family now had to watch the dogs closely to prevent further fights breaking out.
Then disaster struck.
All three Boxers have a wonderful life, with lots of freedom and lots of love. They have old boy Buster, 11 and entire. There is Boris aged 2 and they have six-year-old Betsy – in the middle. they had Boris castrated a month ago. (I didn’t take the photo as Boris never sat still enough while I was there).
The problems between the two boys have been growing over the past two years. Boris goes for Buster. Nearly always this is in times of arousal or excitement.
The most recent attack seemed to come out of nowhere. (more…)
Are hormones to blame?
For nearly a year the two dogs had been the best of friends. They had their first spat around the first time when both had come into season but everything settled down again.
The family adopted Tibetan Terrier Dylis about a year ago to join Sybil, a Goldendoodle, age 4. Over the past six weeks the two dogs have become increasingly aggressive towards one another with the younger Dylis the instigator. Around the same time Sybil had another season but it’s unclear whether Dylis did also. Very possibly her hormones are troubling her. (more…)
An elderly family member is no longer able to look after her dog and he now has a new home. Cairn Terrier Ben has gone to live with the couple and their dog Bonnie. Bonnie is a Labrador Cocker Spaniel mix (the Labrador next door called to visit the mother Read more…