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|09-03-2009, 02:08 PM||#1|
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hanford, CA
Need some help with my 18m old yorkie!
Suzi has started to become what I fear , too aggressive towards our other little 4 month old puppy. Often times they play fine together, however lately, Suzi has started growling , biting her, not hard though, but most worrisome is , the puppy rolls over onto her back. Suzi goes for her Throat , neck area The puppy is a shih tzu with lot sof hair, it is hard for Suzi to actually bit down on her, However the puppy starts gagging at times , and I have seen Suzi try to use the shake method around the puppy's throat. I put a stop to it right away , and block Suzi , Suzi gets so keyed up playing with the puppy . The pup , Miely is about 5 Lbs, smaller then Suzi , and has very short legs.
It scares me when Miely gags . And only a few times have I heard a tiny yelp from Miely , she has never been hurt by Suzi . But, my main concern is how rough Suzi is beccomming . Miely does not have her teeth yet. the vet said they should have come in , but she only has her little puppy teeeth. The vet is watching this carefully .
When the roughhousing becomes bad, I do separate them.
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|09-04-2009, 06:38 AM||#2|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Craig, Colorado, USA
It sounds like Suzi is showing your pup who is dominante in the pack. It doesn't sound like she is intending to hurt her (from your describtion), but do seperate "weaker" of "less dominate" dog to show who is boss. Your pup rolling onto her back and displaying her tummy shows Suzi that she is no threat and that she sees Suzi as the alpha. Hope this helps you better understand what is taking place.
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|09-04-2009, 08:32 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
It sounds fairly normal to me. An older dog will teach a puppy the proper way to behave and that sounds exactly like what Suzi is doing. I would just continue doing what you're doing and separate when it just gets TOO out of hand or Suzi needs a break from the puppy antics of Miley. I'm sure things will change once the puppy gets a little older. Also, is Suzi spayed? Often as unspayed females get older, they tend to sometimes get more aggressive, especially to another female dog.
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