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Old 11-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gabby always barks when Maggie and Benjamin play, but it is usually a couple barks and then she walks off. I have noticed that she now stands there and barks constantly while they play and occasionally nips and "corn cobs" Benjamin. Problem or play? Her butt wiggles so much I would assume play, but I know dogs can wag their tails when aggressive too. I'm wondering if the prednisone is making her a bit aggressive. Vet warned it may.

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Yeah so didn't work. Sorry... Gotta be one of these two. :/

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How old is Gabby?? This sounds like very normal boxer play to me but I'm sure others have more informed opinions. I know Horatio nips and acts all rough n tough when playing with sissy but as soon as she gets fed up, he runs away like a chicken. LOL.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When I watch the video, I don't see aggression, I see protectiveness. I'm not sure which one she is trying to protect but it appears she wants the little one on the bottom out.

My momma dog does this when one of the pups plays with daddy dog a bit too aggressively.

Though the barking can drive you mad, unless she "acts" on this, I'd not say its much to worry about yet. How old is the little one on the floor?
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Yeah, I went back and watched it again just to be sure but she appears to be telling the black one to ease up with the boxer on the floor. ( not as little as I first thought) question, which one of these two is she "corn cobbing" when they are playing?
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Thanks guys. She is roughly around 6-8 years old. Not really sure as I got her as a rescue. Maggie, the other boxer is 3, and Benjamin is 1. He and Maggie play like that all the time. Maggie gets on her back and snarls and wraps her feet around him and they seem to have innocent fun. Benjamin is the one that Gabby starts corn cobbing. I do always stop that because she does it to his neck and often pins him down. He doesn't cry out and she doesn't hurt him, but it still scares me. She is the alpha dog and I wonder if he sometimes challenges that?

Should I stop this type of play in the future? Maybe Gabby sees something I don't understand? Gabby has been very motherly to Maggie since I brought Maggie home as a puppy. She would bathe her, follow her, correct her if she was too much, etc. It was very sweet to watch that interaction while Maggie grew up.


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