Over what, and how did you react?
Originally Posted by JADED81
It doesn't matter if bowls were empty. They claim it as their possession.
They were standing by there food bowls at the time of incident but there was nothing in the bowls.
It probably won't. Spaying does not affect the relationship issues between dogs. My little dog is spayed but he will eagerly guard his toys, bone etc. from other dogs and will get in to quarrel/fight over another female even worse if she's in heat. I have to control it.
I have mixed responses on this saying that it WILL NOT work and that it may have an effect?
Again, I don't think spaying will cure the issue. YOU have to. YOU are the one who has to have things (dogs) under control. They both have to look up to YOU if there is an issue. Your bulldog does not recognise you as an authority and does what she does because she's jealous and she wants to claim you as your possession. Nothing really to do with "alpha" or not.
But will getting the bulldog Spayed really help the situation? I can see that the bulldog is trying to be the alpha dog of the house she pees in her bed and she constantly “annoys” the older dog and can sometimes get jealous but she is a fantastic dog aside from that. She will keep on hounding the staffy x but nothing has ever happened like it did last night.
Honestly, I believe if you keep them separated it will get worse. Of course, separate them while you're away from home just to prevent things from happening, but otherwise, try to work on obedience on both dogs. They MUST look up to you for everything. They will not eat until you tell them to (even if there's a bowl full of food in front of them), they will not move until you allow them to. It's not about two breeds getting along, it's two dogs, two personalities, breed really doesn't matter here.
I have been told to keep them seperated and i have since last night but should i continue to do this until i get a behaviourilst in?
Question - do they ever play together? Have you ever noticed they fought/nipped while you were away (like scratches, scabs etc...)
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.