Hi Guys!! I am in desperate need of some advice. I have 5 dogs and the whilst the heirarchy has all but been determined, I am finding issues with my two youngest dogs (they are 10 months and 8 months old). Initially Cookie (10 month old) and Pip (8 month old) got on like a house on fire - playing together all day; cuddling up at night.
But in the past month or so, Cookie has become quite aggressive towards Pip. She seems to get jealous if Pip is picked up (even if Cookie has just had a cuddle), or if Pip enters a room either before or after Cookie. Yesterday when I got home from work, all 5 dogs were jumping around in excitement, and Cookie had a go at Pip, who ran off wimpering.
It is ven to the point where when the dogs are put to bed at night, Pip is too scared to go into their kennel, as Cookie will attack her, biting her and growling at her. Poor little Pip just sits outside shaking and hoping paw to paw. I have to coax her in, and then distract Cookie so that she doesn't pick on Pip!
Cookie always stops as soon as she is told too, and sits and calms down, but I can see how frightened Pip is of her (not all the time, just when it's time to go to sleep, or they want attention).
I'm worried Cookie will really hurt Pip one day. I know they're just trying to find their place in the social hierachy of the group, but Cookie has become more and more aggressive recently and I don't know what to do about it!
Any advice is appreciated!!