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QUOTE 11/20/2011 7:32:59 PM
I have a Pitweiler, Chocolate lab and a Chesapeak Bay

The chocolate lab is going to be 9 years old this year and the other 2 will be 2 years old this year

the 2 pups grew up with the lab since they were about 6 weeks old and they have always gotten along great but here in the last 2 weeks the pitweiler has been trying to fight the lab, she is a fixed female, he is an unfixed male


she does not try it in the house but out back is when it happens and not all the time, the first 2 times i did not see what happened but today i was out there when it happened again

the lab was smelling her back end she turned to look at him, crouched down in front of him like she wanted to play(tail wagging and all)nipped playfully at his muzzle and then all of a sudden it was on, she was all over him.


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QUOTE 11/21/2011 7:48:30 PM
 Sniff her back to see  if he has peed on her. Sometimes an unaltered male will aggravate a female no matter if she is altered or not, by marking her, sniffing her rear end until she gets tired of it and goes after him.  The crotching in front of him is telling him she does not really want to fight but he better back off! Has she actually hurt him? Or is she just going off on him to get him to leave her alone?

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QUOTE 12/6/2011 8:57:54 PM
I think the previous poster has given you some sound advice. We had a similar problem with our Staffie and an old grouchy Bull Terrier - I think most of it is bravado and just requires gradual re-socialisation. There have been several forums that have really helped us out with unusual dog behaviours - you can be sure there have always been other people with similar issues - good luck

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