dogs not getting along with each other
we have 3 border collies and have recently moved and 2 are fighting 2 out of 7 days a week they have never done this before they are all males and have been together for about 5 years and the new neighbours have already made a comment i do not want to seperate them but i cannot risk having neighbour problems thank you can you help
Answer: dogs not getting along with each other
Would I be right in assuming that it is the two younger ones that are fighting? If so - they are purely trying to out do each other. I would try very clearly outlining who goes where. You are top dog, then oldest dog, middle dog, youngest dog. You can do this be feeding yourself first, then feeding the older dog, middle dog and so on. On walks have the older dog on the longest lead, middle dog on a shorter one and so forth .. just simply little 'mind games' that will make the group dynamic very clear. If you show them who is boss they shouldn't have to fight about it. I actually don?t think its wrong for dogs to have some time apart. Maybe half a hour time out each day may help to elevate some pressure. Try to also remember that one on one time with you is always goes along way.