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Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi TC, unfortunately, situations like this tend to get pregressively worse, and i would seriously suggest that you get in professional help straight away. There are multiple reasons why this could be happening i.e. the JR is getting to the age wherein status will soon become important and the BM is seeing him as a threat. If he is not sterilized this would compound the situation. The BM is now starting to see the JR as a threat in the canine hierarchy and a threat for your moms attention.
That the BM will only listen to your Dad is not on either. Every single member in the combined human/canine pack needs to be higher in the hierarchy than both dogs. It is relativly simple to change all this around, but it has to be done in-house, and really as soon as possible. Please get in touch with a behaviourist in your area at www.animal-behaviour.org.za. If you cannot find somebody there, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, but before Wednesday afternoon, as i am leaving for overseas and wont be back online till the following monday.
In between use management and dont allow the JR in the pool area, or anywhere near it until you have gotten the help you need. Thanks Scotty
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