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Hi I'm new here and I hope I put this in the right place. I have 2 basset hounds and a gsd. The bassets are Kia and Ben they get along very well together. Kia 4yrs old and Ben just under a year. They been together from the time Ben was around 10weeks old. Now Kia and the gsd (her name is Tess) are another storey. Kia HATES Tess. Kia will run up to Tess showing all of her teeth growling and lunging at her. We adopted Tess in Dec and she was around 10months old at the time. Both are unfixed females and both due to get fixed in the next few weeks. The gsd dog get along very well with Ben and they play all the time. If Tess barks at Kia Kia will charge at Tess. Kia has been around other dog her whole life and I never had a trouble with her. She was always very easy going and did very well with other dogs.

I'm sacred that one day she going to stared something with the gsd and get hurt.

Thank you for all your help

Sorry for any spelling mistakes I have a very hard time with spelling

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. Both are unfixed females and both due to get fixed in the next few weeks. The gsd dog get along very well with Ben and they play all the time. If Tess barks at Kia Kia will charge at Tess. Kia has been around other dog her whole life and I never had a trouble with her. She was always very easy going and did very well with other dogs.

I'm sacred that one day she going to stared something with the gsd and get hurt.

Thank you for all your help

Sorry for any spelling mistakes I have a very hard time with spelling

Kiadog[/b]

As mention above two unspayed females Is more than likely your problem. That said getting them fixed at this time may not fix the problem. You need to keep them seperatated. Fixing such a problem is not possible over a bb like this one because. Limit space to express training/behavior mod plans. and even more important no direct observation of the dogs. I can however recommend the following resources

FIGHT! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE TREATMENT OF DOG-DOG AGGRESSION

a fair review of Fight!
Donaldson outlines strategies for reforming dog-aggressive dogs, with an emphasis on teaching appropriate social skills through actual social encounters. Her exceptions are compulsive fighters and dogs with poor bite inhibition. She sensibly asserts that these animals should be managed on-leash or always muzzled around other dogs for safety, as "the risk of a bite both during and post rehabilitation is huge." However, for many dogs, she doesn't focus on merely training them to ignore other dogs on leash, but to tolerate or enjoy play groups and dog parks. This can be the quality that makes the book most useful, or most irrelevant, depending on the reader's values and goals[/b]
agheh yahoo bgroup
The Aggressive Behaviors in Dogs group, includes 600+ experienced dog trainers from around the world, and approximately 2800 pet owners concerned about dog aggression.

Here we discuss how to modify the behavior of dogs that sometimes exhibit aggressive behaviors toward dogs and/or toward people. Oftentimes aggressive behaviors arise from dogs' fears or anxieties. Harsh training and physical punishments may make the problems worse. The good news is that dogs' behaviors can be changed. We teach people how to reduce tensions so as not to exacerbate the problems.

Trainers and dog-behavior consultants give suggestions for safe home management and on using positive-reinforcement for teaching new skills. Only "dog-friendly" recommendations are permitted. No physical punishment-based methods are advocated here.[/b]
Directory of Certified Animal Behaviorist

Certified Member Listing of Dog Behavior Consultants

American Society of Veterinary Behaviorist - Find a Behaviorist


Some link to articles on Female/female dog aggression and in a word success in dealing with the problem other than issolation is not good.

Feisty Females
Although neutering male dogs can sometimes help prevent fighting, spaying females seldom has the same effect. Your problem is far from hopeless, though, and giving up one of the dogs doesn't have to be an option.[/b]
Dangerous Aggression Between Two Female Dogs

Aggression Between Dogs
These fights occur most often between dogs of the same sex and seem to be most severe between female dogs1.[/b]
Characteristics, treatment, and outcome of 99 cases of aggression between dogs
For household aggression, same-sex pairs, especially females, were far more numerous than opposite-sex pairs (P < 0.001). Of dogs that started household fights, 58% were younger and 59% arrived in the home more recently than the target dog. Household fights were more injurious than fights with outsiders (P < 0.001); fights between female housemates tended to be more severe than other gender combinations (P = 0.057). ...In owners' opinions, treatment improved 59% of household cases and 52% of non-household cases. After treatment, 56% of dogs exhibiting household aggression could be together when supervised, whereas 76% of those exhibiting non-household aggression could be around outsiders under leash control. Cases of household aggression in which the attacking dog was younger than its target, a person had been bitten, or the owner could not predict aggressive episodes were less likely improved than cases in which these situations did not occur (P < 0.05).[/b]
 

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is the problem maybe that tess doesn't know her role (or maybe her owner doesnt? that wasn't enough info to really assess the situation) and needs to get a couple beatdowns before all is well

but yeah 2 females might just be the problem
 
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