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|01-21-2012, 07:00 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rome, NY, USA
I just registered here and this is my first post. I have a 3 year old Yorkie, Piper, and a 5 year old Morkie, Hannah. My friend has 2 Yorkies also, 4 year old Bette and 5 Year old Midge. The 4 girls have always been together, I used to take mine to her house everyday as I used to work about 20 miles from home and she would take them out at lunch time. They have always gotten along just fine, until recently. I need help!! Piper is suddenly attacking Bette, for no reason. It gets quite violent but fortunately there have never been any injuries. I don't know why she is doing this all of a sudden. We cannot let them near each other at all. If I go to their house with the dogs, I keep Piper in a different room from the others. She does ot bother the other 2 at all, just Bette. Bette weighs about 6 1/2 pounds and Piper is about 12 pounds. Piper is very energetic and does need more exercise than she is getting during this winter, but it seems like it has to be more than that. Any suggestions, anyone? Thanks a lot!!
|01-21-2012, 08:38 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
I would definitely suggest exercise first and foremost. A tired dog is a happy dog, and usually too tired to fight.
It does seem odd that it's very sudden. Is everyone spayed? Any of the girls coming into heat? Is Bette in good health? I've seen a few times where a sick dog will begin getting attacked... because they are "weaker" and so the attacker senses that.
So I guess a vet check may be in order for both Piper and Bette, IMO, would be my first step. Then I'd work on it as a training issue.
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|01-21-2012, 12:08 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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Yes my first thought too. Sudden aggression, absent of any heat cycles, worrisome, vet check is in order, and may I suggest a full blood screen, and a full thyroid panel.
Until then OP separation, as you have been doing is the safest way. And if everything checks out health wise; then training.
Let us know how it goes.
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