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Old 05-21-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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We recently brought home a 2 year old english bulldog who is the sweetest, most loving dog ever. However the last few days she's started drying humping our beagle (and us) and last night she snapped at our beagle a couple of times? Is this her showing 'who's the boss' or should I be concerned? I don't need my kids getting caught in the middle. Any advice on nipping it in the bud?
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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I would not let her hump at all. Do you do any NILIF with her? If not then you need to start. My female EB loves people but not so much other dogs. She has a very strong personality, when she was younger I had to remind her quite often that I was the boss. Is your Beagle male or female? What is going on when she snaps at the Beagle? 2 years old is when they start maturing, and you do need to take this serious. Is she in any OB classes?
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Our beagle is female and last night the beagle was sitting next to my son he wasn't touching either of them but Daisy (EB) jumped off the couch and went right for Lucy (Beagle). I was just reading about the NILIF and we will start implementing this. She came from a home with 4 kids and other dogs so I'm not really concerned whether she likes dogs or not as I'm sure she's just trying to establish where she belongs.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Do you know why they got rid of her?

At the age of 2 to 3 years is when they start to mature, which can mean a change in attitude. Rita doesn't like other females. We had another female in the house that she would go after and this started around the age of 2. She is fine with males in the home but not females.

I would not let them be alone at all for now, and just keep an eye on her. When she does go after the Beagle, try to stop it before it goes to far, if not then put her in another room for just a min or two and then let her out. Let her know you are not happy with her behavior. If she's anything like Rita the last thing she want's is for you to be mad at her.

Hopefully it is just a matter of adjusting and she will settle in. Are both dogs spayed?

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Old 05-21-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Do you know why they got rid of her?

At the age of 2 to 3 years is when they start to mature, which can mean a change in attitude. Rita doesn't like other females. We had another female in the house that she would go after and this started around the age of 2. She is fine with males in the home but not females.

I would not let them be alone at all for now, and just keep an eye on her. When she does go after the Beagle, try to stop it before it goes to far, if not then put her in another room for just a min or two and then let her out. Let her know you are not happy with her behavior. If she's anything like Rita the last thing she want's is for you to be mad at her.

Hopefully it is just a matter of adjusting and she will settle in. Are both dogs spayed?

my bailey is like this as well.... although she is a cattle dog mix.... she is VERY snarky to girls that come into "her" house..... she has no problem at all with females when we are out and about, though.....

AND the absolute worst thing i can do to her when she needs correction (which was not often when she was younger and never in the last couple of years) is to make sure she knows that i am displeased with her behavior and then COMPLETELY ignore her for 15 minutes or so.... no touching, petting, talking, eye contact, NOTHING.... she can NOT stand this.... it is tough on both of us, but very effective..... not so much with davey-long-legs though.....

bailey has on occasion tried to hump my max-cat .... i believe it is a show of dominance over him.....
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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It's a dominance issue that's going to spiral out of control if you don't take over NOW. Otherwise you're going to wind up with a seriously injured or dead dog.

Aggression isn't allowed in my house, period. With 20 to 30 dogs here all the time I just can't risk anyone with a bad attitude.

If either or both aren't spayed, get them done NOW. The last thing you need to add to this is hormones.

And yes, if you don't get her under control it's quite possible that your children will wind up in the middle of it and be hurt.
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