Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
hi Ingrid, what I would suggest first of all is to get the dogs sterilized immediately. Two intact males are more likely to fight than sterilized dogs as their place in the canine hierarchy is much more important.
Additionally,what could be a factor is that when we invite dogs into our home we create a combined human/canine pack and if the dogs are not receiving sufficient human company and stimulation they often view their 'people' as a valuable resource and more fights are likly to break out.
Your dogs are really in the adolescent period when heirarchy is extremely important to them and if they can get a sniff of a female in season the stress factors are going to rocket.
Another point is that if the dogs are not getting out for regular walks and mental stimulation, they will be frustrated and more likely to fight.
If you look at the possible causes above you will see that you really do have a recipe for disaster on your hands and I would recommend getting in a behaviourist urgently. The cost of vet bills can be heavy and the amount that a qualified behaviourist will charge is small in comparison and should be viewed as an investment.
Please do contact me either via the site or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know where you stay and I will put you in touch with somebody. Unfortunately where fear and aggressive behaviour are concerned a forum is not the place to give advice as the consequences can be very serious and you need to be show 'hands on' how to spot trouble before it happens, bring in House Rules and learn how to walk the dogs. Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks Scotty
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