We have two 7 month old shitzu puppies (brothers). Our one dog Doc…

We have two 7 month old shitzu puppies (brothers). Our one dog Doc, will attack his brother. Fluffy never fights back he just wimpers. I don’t have want to have to get rid of Doc. What can we do to stop him from attacking his brother?

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Dr. Krista is right — the first step is to neuter both boys if it hasn’t been done.   Next step is to find a behaviorist that will come to your home to help you figure out what is going on with these guys.  He/she will see things you don’t notice.  Early intervention is critical before this behavior becomes an ingrained habit, or dangerous aggression.   I once fostered two brothers (litter mates) that got along wonderfully — until they were 18 months old.  Then the fights began, and by the time the owner surrendered them at 3 years old… Read more »