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    Ohh we have been have a little bit of issues going on not that Ella May is here.

    Sometimes it because there is a food bowl down. Or they just pass each other in the hall.

    Any suggestions-- if I leave dogs outside I don't notice any fighting, just when there is human intervention.

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    The diva is coming out of her shell!

    Inside the house is different to the dog.. she is trying to take over as alpha. if you are not doing so, you should use 'Nothing in life is free' with her and make sure ALL humans in the home are stay consistent with the training.... inconsistency gives an opening and the dog thinks they still rule. so all on the same page... no furiture either, she has to learn to work for everything which will keep her in line. As for eating, I know you have a few so either they eat in crates or one at a time, while the others sit and wait their turn... Queen Bee must be last.
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    How old are they and how long have the been living together? Sometimes you have to let the dogs establish their status among themselves. Often times human intervention does more harm than good in the long run.

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    She has only been with us about a month @2BullyMama and yes they need to get there pecking alpha order.

    Doesn't happen when they are outside only in the house or near food. Mike gets scared and doesn't let them figure it out.

    It's a little better this week. Lol
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    My bulldogs also fight, it's horrible. I've tried to eliminate the reasons why they fight and nowadays we only have maybe one fight a year. If they fight it has been for different reasons but as you say, always when we are around and never outside. They get stiff and uncomfortable when food is around so we don't eat with them around or feed them together. Also some fights have been about attention but I've learned to avoid it by reading their behavior. Staring, stiffness, hair standing up or licking mouth is signs that things are going to get rough, so if I see that I immediately draw their attention to something else, usually by just standing up and saying "lets go out". If I act nervous or touch one of them it's game over, they'll fight. Also cramped spaces seem to make it worse, so well... I furnish the house so the places the dogs like to be in are spacious... what doesn't one do for your furbabies, lol.

    I personally don't know how people with several dogs that never fights does it, I'm no pack leader material so I guess that's why

    Glad it has gotten better, they get to know each other and you'll get to know how they interact with each other and in time things will be calmer I'm sure
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    Ladies the fighting has been a lot worse with lots of blood drawn-- thank god no vet bills yet!

    I don't know what to do, BF is at wits end and thinks we need to rehome Ella

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    Can you feed them separately and not leave a food bowl down? Tank and Shep rarely get into anything other than play fighting but even with them they only get food and water in their own separate crates. Same with treats. They run for their crates as soon as I give the command because they know as soon as the door is shut something good is about to happen! Lol
    I would do the same with toys, get a doggie play pen if you have to so that they can be separated if toys are an issue. Can you work with a behaviorist? We consulted one when we brought Iris home. They approach things differently than trainers it seems.

    If you can't keep her I guess I would surrender her to a rescue. Hopefully it doesn't come to that

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    Is it all inside or has it also happened outside? Have you noticed what the trigger is?
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    They have always been feed seperate, toys are up. Treats I give very few and far and that's under control

    They just have to look at each other and that's all it takes. Guess Ella took off across the house to the other dog and attacked her.

    I am so devastated right now.

    In now worried that she will always be like this to other dogs.

    I've got a call in a trainer.

    The kids are scared of them now.

    Not how this was planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Is it all inside or has it also happened outside? Have you noticed what the trigger is?
    Both no ryme or reason.
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    I have let Ella's other mother know what's going on.
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    Damn... Is it only with a female or male.. Or both?
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