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Ok - She is a Brindle Pitbull (3.5) yrs

Her Buddy is a large Chihuahua (10) yrs

Her Enemy/Foe is a Lhasa Apso (12) yrs

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She never fights with the Chihuahua, he has been her bed and play buddy since we took her in at three weeks old, but she did develop food aggression and then dominance issues toward the Lhasa when she was about 1.5 years old.... the Lhasa is the one she is attacking now, about every 6 months.

During the time in between the attacks she will either run up on the Lhasa and butt him with her head as to say "hey I am in charge here" - but she does not bite or growl during this time, but then at other times she will go up to him and try to lick his ears - as her and the Chihuahua often do to each other.

I have to place myself in between her and the Lhasa during feeding time or she will attack him..... but she is fine with the Chihuahua (her buddy) being close by while she eats.

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I hope getting her fixed helps...if not try a behaviorist...we used one a few years ago with our crazy dog and now she is amazing lol...
I have an animal behavioral specialist lined up for her - if the spayed does not work.....
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getting her spayed will probably help alot, it sounds like she is being territorial...are the other two dogs neutered?

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I too love pits and would LOVE to see pics! The spay may help ALOT.




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...are the other two dogs neutered?
NO.... the two male dogs are not fixed, I never had any trouble between them, still do not - they get along real good.

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she is beautiful...both are one thing my behavorist told me that when one dog started acting alpha I needed to let her know I was alpha and put her in her place...it worked wonders for us, I was the loving mommy that spoiled them all, then I had to change my habbits lol...and with the food change she is great now...still spoiled, but alot better with the other dogs (mine is a cocker spaniel/poodle mix) I hope the spay helps and is the problem, if not I hope your behavoralist helps alot...wishing you much luck

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I would think about getting the boys neutered as well...having 3 unaltered dogs in your house is probably what is causing all these problems. You's be surprised of the ENORMOUS change in behavior after sterilization, and if you talk with a behaviorist, this will probably be the first thing out of her mouth too. The is no reason to leave them all intact. If they are not breeding or show animals, then altering should be one of the first things you do.

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All went well today - Zulu was fixed at the vets office today....... she is sleeping right now - vet says she will probably sleep for the next 24-48 hours (good pain medicine).

X x X Fingers Crossed X x X that this surgery will solve the issue at hand.

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NO.... the two male dogs are not fixed, I never had any trouble between them, still do not - they get along real good.
that might also be the problem they ma yhave "marked there spot" and that could be the cause of it.. i hopemit LL WORKS OUT..
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Maybe you should hire Cesar Milan to come visit you. I love his show!

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Maybe you should hire Cesar Milan to come visit you. I love his show!

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Yeah ME too - and trust ME I have written to him and I have recorded about 10 of his show that I thought would work (they helped some) and I am still having issue between the female and the oldest male.

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that might also be the problem they may have "marked there spot" and that could be the cause of it.. i hopemit LL WORKS OUT..
Nope - I don't think that is it, my dogs don't mark or wet in the house.... and the issue is between the female and the oldest male - not between the male dogs them self, they get along fine.

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i think the dog is having dominance issues and needs to see that you are the boss and not her. when she's bad, put her in her place, however you do it (no hitting rule) and make her realise she can't bully your other dogs. it seems like a 6 month cycle of ok im good.....meh.....grrr....back off! now, i'd agree with spaying helping, but isn't a dog's cycle more often then 6 months? cause if so then that blows that theory. a 6 month cycle that you've been able to watch and predict, that's something else. maybe environmental. is it possible your'e not as consistent with commands and training as you hope? maybe it goes well, then gets lenient, then the dog takes over thinking it can? then start over with obedience and repeat..........i only ask because i have experienced this with my in laws adn their dog. great training, great owners, good intentions, but lack of consistency will ruin any dog

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