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Old 12-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a very dominate female boxer who has been our family dog for years now. The issue I am having is trying to get her to not attack a boxer puppy we recently adopted. The puppy is also a female, which is probably making matters worse but if anyone can help it would be great.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm....I have 2 females & we don't really have issues. How old is your oldest boxer??? Pheona was around 18 months when we brought Murphy home (Murphy was 6 weeks). We had an 11 yr old boxer mix when we brought Pheona home. Maggie was never a dominate girl so Pheona filled that dominate spot however we always made sure Maggie came first (first to be petted, first to eat, first for treats, first to walk out or in the door). Then when Murphy came home, Pheona let her know she was in charge. Even as Murphy quickly catches up to Pheona's size, Pheona lets her know who is the ruler here. I wish you the best.
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Karma is quite a dominant girl too. She was just over 4 months when we brought our other girl, Destiny home. Even at 4 months we knew she was very dominant and stubborn.

We used the leave it command a lot when Destiny first came home. It did help.

Many trainers told us to keep them seperated for most of the first couple months and to introduce them to each other slowly a little bit each day. They suggested also to spend just as much time with the older dog as we used to do.

My girls are two completely different personalities but they get along great.

Go easy on your older girl, give her more attention than the puppy (hard, i know) and reinforce some training while you teach the new puppy. They should learn to live with each other, just sometimes it takes a bit of time.

My two get jealous of each other. Its adorable to see them have "fits" because your lovin on the other. My younger one will tattle on the older one when she gets into something.

I wish you luck and patience!



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Karma is quite a dominant girl too. She was just over 4 months when we brought our other girl, Destiny home. Even at 4 months we knew she was very dominant and stubborn.

We used the leave it command a lot when Destiny first came home. It did help.

Many trainers told us to keep them seperated for most of the first couple months and to introduce them to each other slowly a little bit each day. They suggested also to spend just as much time with the older dog as we used to do.

My girls are two completely different personalities but they get along great.

Go easy on your older girl, give her more attention than the puppy (hard, i know) and reinforce some training while you teach the new puppy. They should learn to live with each other, just sometimes it takes a bit of time.

My two get jealous of each other. Its adorable to see them have "fits" because your lovin on the other. My younger one will tattle on the older one when she gets into something.

I wish you luck and patience!



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That's funny we call Hailey my tattle tale. None of my dogs are dominate so I don't know either. I would say over the two nikki tries to be the pushy one but she's more of a me..me.. Girl. I would take them to a trainer. You can have one come to your house to work on your situation. Good luck! I'm sure it will work out


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I have had two female Boxers and both were very dominate and dog aggressive. Kippah is a work in progress but its slow. I think my next Boxer will be a male...seems Im not having much luck with the female lol
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies. My oldest boxer is around 5 years old and the youngest is 6 months so its been very difficult. the oldest seems to only like boy dogs but I just hope we can make this work.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I strongly encourage you too have a trainer come to your home. I am a trainer but I feel it has to be seen.. not all behaviours are equal if you know what I mean. It is true you need to spend time with the oldest one and allow her to see that she is still important. I wish you the best of luck... and yes personality has lots to do with it.. However, there are many things you can do to ease the transition.
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