Q. Alpha

Dec 16, 2022

She is the alpha of her litter and we kept her but we also have a 4 year old lab who is the alpha a female as well. Didn’t know if you had any advice to deal with them the older lab has already bit the 8 week olds face. Just looking for advice where we are going to have to alphas that but heads.

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It is important to address any aggression or behavior issues in dogs as soon as possible to prevent any potential injuries or conflicts. It is never acceptable for a dog to bite another dog, especially a younger or smaller dog. It is also important to remember that young puppies, like your 8 week old lab, are still learning and may not understand boundaries or social cues yet.

First, it is essential to seek guidance from a veterinarian or a professional dog trainer to address any behavior issues and provide guidance on how to manage the situation. It is important to seek professional help as soon as possible to prevent any further conflicts or injuries.

In the meantime, it is important to supervise any interactions between the two dogs and intervene if necessary to prevent any aggressive behavior. You can also try providing separate areas for each dog to have their own space and provide plenty of mental and physical stimulation for both dogs to prevent boredom or frustration. It may also be helpful to provide positive reinforcement training for both dogs to teach appropriate behavior and strengthen the bond between them.

It is important to remember that every dog is different and it may take some time and effort to manage the situation and prevent any conflicts. However, with patience, consistency, and professional guidance, it is possible to address behavior issues and improve the relationship between the two dogs.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.