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    Okay, so my brother found this dog in his neighborhood he wants me to take, but the problem is it's a boy. Kavik's always been a little leery about other male dogs--even though he's desexed--so I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to curb this aggression?

    If worse comes to worse I can keep the new dog inside since he gets along with cats, but I was hoping to have him outside since my brother says he's about 30 lbs, and I dunno if he has separation anxiety like Momo.

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    Better yet, call your council or take it to the pound. Give the poor thing a chance to find it owners?

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    Thanks for the advice, but I didn't ask on what I should do with it. I asked how to calm male-to-male aggression. Any ideas?

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    I agree as well that the dog should probably go to a place where it has the highest chance of being reunited with it's original owner. I'd hate to think that if one of my dogs got out someone just kept it. At least find out if it is microchipped and/or put up signs around the neighbourhood. Not sure if you've already done that or not. Apologies if you have.

    Also I wouldn't be bringing a stray dog into my home now with a bitch in whelp, you don't know what diseases it has had contact with. I'd worm it, treat it for fleas etc and isolate it from the other dogs for at least 2 weeks to make sure it had no disease.

    Dog to dog aggression will also be more difficult to deal with as your current male has now had a mating, he will not want another male on the property more than ever before. I wouldn't want that stress on my bitch either.

    There are lots of threads re introducing new dogs to each other which you can look up thru search.

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    My brother is going to be taking it to the vet and getting it checked up and desexed before I take it. I already have everything in that department taken care of. I just wanted tips on how to calm male-to-male aggression, not on what to do with a stray.

    Thanks for the advice, though. I'll look into those threads.

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    not starting anything..

    Purley friendly advice,

    Public forum = Random opinions
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    I know, BlackLexDog, but I would much prefer opinions on what I asked about rather than something I said simply to put story behind what I was asking. Which is why I kindly pointed that out in both posts.

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    Sorry, didn't meant to overstep the mark, but my thoughts are always first and foremost for my bitches in whelp and the impression that aggression will leave on puppies.

    I use walking among many other techniques where aggression has developed between two male dogs. However as I have never knowingly or willingly brought aggression problems on myself I merely offered the same advise I have given to my clients etc.

    Building a run or pen is also advisable before bringing this dog into the home. Formal obedience training by joining a club with both the dogs is also something I recommend for obvious reasons that it is a good way to build a good bond with your dog and a leadership role.

    There are no guarantees even with training etc that two dogs will get along so the pen etc is an option for when you are not home or for when the puppies start their socialisation with the other dogs.

    Have the two dogs had a chance to meet off property to see if they are compatible at all?
    Last edited by mouseandchicken; 06-16-2010 at 12:36 PM.

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    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. I really appreciate it and will take them all into consideration.

    They haven't had the chance yet, but we're going to try tonight. Fingers crossed that they'll get along.

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    I wish you would try and find the owners. I would hate to lose one of my dogs and have someone just pick it up and keep it.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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