Obi was fed in his crate from the day we got him but then for some reason, can't remember why, we sarted to feed him in the living room and the other 2 dogs in the kitchen. There was no problems as the other 2 were kept out until he had finished.gazar said:Clara is food possesive. Therefore she is fed in her crate and she takes her
dog treats in her crate as well. She is put into her crate when it is time to feed the other dogs.
As long as she is seperated during food times, she is just fine. You might try this with Obi.
I stopped giving the dogs treats about 3 weeks ago as every time they had them 5 minutes later Obi got his nasty head on and started biting Zook.
2 weeks ago his glands scooted on the carpet and he really went for Samson, it was proper aggression but fortunately I managed to seperate them. There was no blood but Obi really was going for it, he was in a proper fighting stance, back legs dug into the floor while he went for it on Samsons shoulder. 2 days later he went for Zook in much the same way except this time he also tried to mount him (typically dominant).
We realised that we had some pretty hard decisions to make with regards to keeping Obi, we can't afford to have an aggressive dog as Neils children come to stay every other weekend and when Obi went for Zook one of the children was stood next to him. It appears he was protecting the child. Zook went to walk past and Obi just flew at him.
I spoke to the breeder and she basically said we need to get more assertive with Obi and stop spoiling him, not that we do really, since first posting here and realising where we were going wrong we stopped spoiling him altogether. She also said he is fighting for spot of top dog with Samson, which we already knew, we just don't know how it's going to end.
We are going on holiday in 2 weeks and Samson goes to stay with Neils mum when we are away so we took him there last weekend, so we can spend some time working with Zook and Obi. It's going ok so far, only 1 fight and that's because we tried to give them treats the other night to see what happened. About 3 minutes after they ate their treats Obi was lying in his crate and Zook walked into the kitchen to get a drink...Obi flew at him and they had a bit of a fight, nothing much as there was no blood or marks on either of them. So we've decided that there can just be no treats in this house for any of them. The only thing we're worried about is, what happens when Samson comes back??
I wouldn't be happy to rehome Obi as he really is a big baby and hates being away from us, I think he'd die of a broken heart if he had to leave us. Obi and Zook get along really well just the 2 of them and i'm starting to believe that the saying "2 dogs are company 3 are a crowd" is true Just don't know what to do.
Any more advice on this would be really appreciated.
Fee x x