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Claire
16th January 2007, 01:59 PM
Hi All, still packing up office but had to get a topic on the site - Busta my eldest is being a right pain in the bum, he will quite happily play with Woody and Ozzy, but he has started to have a right go at Ozzy, basically watch him, give him the evil eyes, then jump on him and attack him - Ozzy can be playing by himself or just sitting there, we distract Busta or say No loudy but cannot always get there in time - we tell him off and then put him in another room or outside. It looks and sounds horrible - there are no yelps or he hasn't hurt Ozzy yet but Ozzy is scared to enjoy himselve.

Would appreciate any idea's..... :?

Moviedust
16th January 2007, 03:11 PM
Are the attacks negative/aggressive or are they play attacks? Willow will pounce on Cedar sometimes to get her to play like you describe, but it's obviously a play act.

If it isnt a play act, has this just started? If so, has anything in the household changed lately? Have there been strained relations between the two before?

Cathy Moon
17th January 2007, 12:38 AM
Claire,
Here are some threads that might be helpful:
http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6107

http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5344

Claire
17th January 2007, 12:34 PM
No changes in the household..... it's definately not play - just think that Busta is trying to prove he is Alpha?

Karlin
17th January 2007, 01:12 PM
If he is the newer dog then they are probably fighting to see who fits in where, but this could be the start of a longterm issue and it can accelerate to the point where there will be harm done so you are right to want to address this now. Dogs that get along when one or both are young do not necessarily get along as they mature. Are the males neutered? PS I think you have three males... in that case, you will very likely start to have problems unless some or all are neutered -- otherwise they will require some serious management techniques. :thmbsup:

Claire
17th January 2007, 02:50 PM
All have been neutered - and he sometimes tries to do it to Mollie, he got him this morning again, had to jump across the bed and pull them off each other - then sometimes lick each other after or Ozzy will not make eye contact with him.