Hope im posting this is the right place. I would really appreciate some advice about our two cavalier pups. Tilly our female tri is 9 months old, we got her Oct 2011, and Lucy our female Blenheim is 5 months old, we got her Feb 2012.
No problems introducing them, although Tilly did try and dominate Lucy while she was very tiny, but generally they got along fine up until about 4 weeks ago. We first started noticing a problem when we gave them both an occasional treat, Tilly would try and steal Lucys treat every time, even if she hadnt eaten her own, Tilly wanted both. Same story with toys, even bought two of everything but they still fight over same thing.
This made Lucy very wary of Tilly, and Lucy started growling a warning towards Tilly whenever she tried to approach her to take whatever it was she was trying to steal. We started giving them treats in different rooms to avoid it happening.
In the last few weeks, we have now noticed it happens when Lucy is on sofa and Tilly is on floor or vice versa. They only have to have eye contact, and Lucy starts growing, Tilly growls back and then they really start to go for each other, snapping and snarling very nasty, we have to seperate them for cool down time immediately. Our 2 sofas are next to each other, and have noticed it also happens if each of them are on a seperate sofa, there eyes meet, snarling starts and off it goes again...
They sleep in the crate together, they play in garden together, they sit on the back of the sofa together staring out the window, we can even leave them in the kitchen together if we are out. I'm wondering if its a jealousy thing? It only seems to happen when a human is present.
They are both as soft as mush on there own, and its upsetting to see them fighting. I was warned that having two females would cause me a problem as they would fight, but its not all the time. Can anyone help, or has anyone been through a simular experience with cavalier puppies? Thanks in advance. Eve
PS i can post a link to a video of this happening, if it will help?