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Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Vanessa, sometimes it works having one intact and the other not, but personally i prefer to have both neutered. It could well be that they have reached the age where hierarchy is important and are challanging for position. It could also be that something happened to increase tension levels and the fight was the result of same. It could also be happening due to your interaction with them. Difficult to pinpoint without full background. What i am very pleased about is that you have realized that you have a 'delicate' situation on your hands and are trying to take steps to remedy same immediately -well done! I believe that all fighting needs the help of a professional as it so quickly increases and the quicker this type of behaviour is nipped in the bud the better! I would suggest speaking to your vet, having the dog neutered and then if the behaviour continues, consult a professional. What does occur when a dog is neutered is that, depending on the dogs age, it can take between 6 - 12 weeks for the testerone levels to drop. I would recommend that you phone a behaviourist and ask for help. Google Animal Behaviour Consultants and speak to somebody in your area as well as your vet. Good luck, Scotty
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