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Males fighting, Help!

I hope someone can give me some good advise. I've ended up with too many boys in my house. My son bought a boy puppy at 8 weeks, he had an accident, broke his back, so his wife had to go back to work. Their puppy, then 8 months old, wasn't getting enough attention, so they sold him to us, they needed the money badly, but he doesn't get along with my Teddy. I've tried to break up their fights and gotten bitten twice, quite badly this morning on the back of my arm. I keep one gaited in the kitchen and one in the dining room, but trying to get out the back door to take them potty is a bit of a trick without a fight.

And an update on the orphaned puppies, they will be 5 weeks old tomorrow. Two of them are over 2 lbs. and they are loving the damp puppy food and drinking water from a bowl. I think they are definately going to be lap dogs, since as their mommy, its the only place they all fit perfectly on me.
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I wish I could offer some advice. I hope your son is doing OK. Is he paralyzed?

I don't have any experience with behavioral issues, but you may want to seek help from a behavioralist or trainer. How long have you had your sons dog? My guess is that yours in not loving that he now has to share what he once thought was his and only his.???? I'm sure there are ideas of how to work with them.

Good luck!

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You may want to try starting a new thread under the "Training Tips and Advice" area, if you don't get much response in "General Discussions". Just a suggestion because I know you must be feeling desperate for help right now. I feel for your situation. I just wish I could offer more.

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There was a Dog Whisperer show about the same thing! The people had two dogs and wound up with one other and they all fought like crazy! Maybe you could do a Google search on Cesar Milan and find a link to the show. It was amazing what he was able to do.

Good luck and I hope your son is ok too!

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Hannah,
What breed is the puppy from your kids? Is he still in tact and why? You may have to just bite the bullet and decide that placing the other puppy needs to be done. Helping your kids out and having an agressive dog in the house will also teach your other. I have 2 boys together and have had as many as 4 boys at one time and don't usually have an issue, by the way they were all in tact. As much as you wanted to help you may have taken on more than you are capable of and is it fair to either of the boys? You also can't go to the Dr. for treating the dog bites because they will turn it over to the county and they may take both of the dogs away. On the other note I am so happy your puppies are doing good and gaining weight.

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