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We have a 8 1/2 month old Border collie and he LOVES Tyson. The problem is he loves him a little too much and he's playing a little rough. Not biting or anything but he doesn't realize how big he is and keeps knocking Tyson over and we would stop him and tell him to play nice or not be too rough which he would do for a little bit. After he would calm down Tyson would go right back to Jackson (our border collie) like he still wanted to play so we decided not to stop Jackson and see what happened. Tyson growled a little the first time then growled and snapped aggressively toward Jackson. Should I let him do this since I know this is his way of standing up for himself or put a stop to it now before it becomes a bad habit. It wasn't a playful little growl either.
 

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If it didn't sound playful, I would definitely keep an eye and nip things in the bud fast if it starts....Tyson also is testing and learning boundaries and clashes will happen...Jackson also has to adjust as well, and these things do take time...
 

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I figured that. They seem to be getting along a lot better now. Jackson has been snippy when he has a treat or food but we've been stopping that by telling him and holding him down then taking the treat away (saw that on the dog whisperer) Jackson was really food protective when we got him and thats what we did to get him over it and it worked after a couple of days of holding him down if he snipped at us the we would make a point of playing in his food while he was eating. He is ok with it all now.
 

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Oh yea, food & toys are triggers...You might what to put toys up if that's a problem as well....Keep in mind that Jackson also is still a puppy at 8 mos too, so as you train one, you train both, which may be a good thing  :) Dogs do learn from each other
 

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He's been doing really well with toys, and even shares a little bit. Jackson will grab a toy and run around the house and Tyson will chase after him. I like to see that because it means they're going to get along AND it makes for tired little puppies... The food has been the only issue so far but Jackson is getting a little better, but obviously any time we give treats or food we keep an eye on both of them.
 

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Make sure when you feed and give treats that Jackson gets his first..We went thru that when we brought Angel home and it's a way to let your older dog know his "place" hasn't been taken....
 

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Make sure when you feed and give treats that Jackson gets his first..We went thru that when we brought Angel home and it's a way to let your older dog know his "place" hasn't been taken....
I didn't think of that!!! Good advice, thanks!!!! :thumbup:
 
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