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Joe Black
12/23/2009 5:42:30 PM
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I have 2 shepherds; a 6 year old female and a 7 year old male. When the 3 of us leave the house to walk in the yard or to go check the mailbox, the male chases the female away. She would usually just stand still and turn her head away but lately she has started to run from him. That seems to make him bolder but he has never touched her, so far! At first I thought the behavior was protection but now I think it's more like ownership. Other than walk him on a lead in the yard when the 3 of us go out, I have to leave one of them inside. He does settle down after awhile. Any ideas for me?
mondoucu
12/25/2009 6:40:35 PM
Posts: 3
How long have you had the dogs? The behavior does not sound as though it is a normal behavior shown by dogs that have grown up together. Without more background information it is hard to say what your best resolution is. If these dogs have grown up together and this is a "new" behavior, then I would certainly check with a trainer near you - and have the male checked at the vet. Have there been any major changes in your household within the last 6 months?
Thanks
Dawn
MondouCu German Shepherds
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