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New 3 Month Old Puppy Attacks 6 Year Old Chihuahua?

New 3 Month Old Puppy Attacks 6 Year Old Chihuahua - three dogs lying on the floorI have a question. I need help fast cuz I do not want to give up my puppy. I'm afraid I might have to though. I have 3 dogs: a 2 and a half year old Pit Bull named Schnookums and a 6 year old Chihuahua named Moya. They're the best of friends.

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We just got a puppy at 6 weeks old and now she is 3 months old. Her name is Lucy. She's a Dutch Shepherd and Pit Bull mix. Since then she has ferociously attacked my Chihuahua 7 times by the back of the neck and it's hard to get her to let go. She's drawn blood a few times. She's now as big as my Chihuahua. My Chihuahua won't play with her, only my Pit Bull plays with her. I have 5 kids and we all treat all of the dogs equally. But whenever we talk to Moya, our Chihuahua, she will attack her. I've realized it's a pattern, but idk how to stop it. They all sleep on their own pillows in the kitchen. They're good with each other until either someone says hi to Moya or Moya comes in from outside!

She waits for her to come back in from going pee and then will side butt her basically, idk how to explain, but she pushes her butt to Moya and basically pushes her with her tail straight up. When I see that I realize she's about to bite her, but she's fast and she's not one to give up. She bit her this morning. I couldn't get her off of her and then she turned and bit me.

When I first got her she did it the first day to Moya and also bit my Pit Bull Schnookums, but my other dogs won't bite back. I'm not sure if it's the breed mix or what. Also few weeks after I got her my sister wanted a puppy so I got her the sister of the puppy I have. So the guy dropped the sister off at my house and that puppy attacked my puppy/her sister and my Pit Bull over and over again to where I had to keep her in my basement until I brought her an hour away to my sister's house. Now I'm confused because they are sisters and both of them are the same way. I don't know how these puppies grew up. I don't know the owner it was a friend of a friend, but the sister was like this too, so who knows. Maybe they were mistreated or the bred mix is a bad one or an aggressive one. I need help. I don't need her trying to hurt or kill my old lady Chihuahua. They're also all girls, so I'm not sure. I train my dogs to do tricks. I've just been good at it since I was a kid. I never did it professionally, but I've always liked training animals. I don't know how to train for aggression! I learned the stuff I know just by myself lol. Schnookums does flips in the air, crawls, sits, speaks quietly, speaks loudly, pee, lol and stay. I say what do you want, and she goes to the cabinet for food, or other cabinet for peanut butter, or my oven if I cooked food, which she knows she can't have, or the door if she has to go out. If she wants to play she'll give you her toy. I have her trained to find things, but this new puppy is hard. I got her to do so far 5 different things and "let go" is one of them, but she won't give up when Moya gets attention. I thought I was good at training, but nooooo. This isn't easy at all. I hope I can get a quick response cuz if I can't control this I will give her up, maybe to a police officer, who knows. She'll be good for that as much as she likes to bite, but seriously I really love her. She's a sweetheart. Her name is Lucy and she gets along with Schnookums fine. I just don't know what her problem with Moya. Please can you help us?

Thank you.

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

Talk to your vet about this. Your new dog may need medication. You could also invest in a trainer. I would not keep a dog that viscous, as your children could be the next targets.

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

I will talk to the vets ..she isn't viscous to anyone else or any other dog.. i know it's just over the Chihuahua but I agree with u about my kids..they come.first no matter what ..just don't like to get an animal just to get rid of it... I feel bad for her but thank you .

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I'm on watch all day just so u know n the dogs r kept in the kitchen or near me so I can watch everything n my kids only near her when the Chihuahua isn't near us to keep problems away .
But it can't stay like this forever I said I'll give it a week ..she's still tiny so I'm hoping I can try to train her to be nicer..already so far today she's been good besides this morning I'm trying not to give up hope on this baby

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

This is very bad. There are some dogs that are bitters and they will never stop. I would see some help from the vet to try and stop this. If that does not work you may need a trainer or you may need to get a muzzle for her to stop her from bitting.

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I personally would not stand for this and I'd be afraid if the dog bit me because it will surely bit the kids next.

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September 17, 20190 found this helpful

WOW, you have a lot going on.

Until you get this resolved, it is critical to Moya's safety that you keep her separated from the puppy. I know that is not idea, but this sounds like something that could go bad very fast if you don't especially if the pup tries to bite you when you intervene.

It is not that you are punishing Moya...you are keeping her safe. Can she get her own safe space until this is resolved? Please think about that BEFORE you do anything else.

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Then for the pup and Moya's relationship, two things...get the pup to the vet for a check up and discuss this aggressive behavior. Be sure to tell the vet that the pup's sister also showed aggressive behavior.

While this is rare, there are dogs that have neurological issues that can cause aggression. In two sibling dogs, it is possible there is something heredity going on with this. I would want this ruled out ASAP.

Second, the vet can work with you and the pup either with medications, pheromones, CBD oil, and/or training to get her better socialized so that this behavior stops.

If she is healthy, this is classic alpha setting behavior and YOU have to be the alpha, not her.

Please get the dogs separated and the pup to the vet ASAP.

If you learn there is a neuro issue, be sure your sister and the person you got the dogs from knows this so they can stop breeding from that line or this issue will just continue.

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Post back with an update. Prayers for all.

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September 18, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you so much I agree with you..n i have them seperated when I'm not around ... N anytime the puppy goes near her n I see that look of her, i correct her, so far since yesterday she's been cleaning Moya instead of biting her n she drops to the ground once I clap or yell AYY she just drops..idk if she is surrendering to me or if she is scared when I yell ..but she stops..so far since todayyyy, things have been good since I let her near her n so far hasn't shown her agression at all..I'm still afraid when Lucy cleans Moya becuz how she is but I let her cuz I know that's their way of saying sorry by grooming each other ..I'm hoping this behavior stays the way it is now..becuz it is a big difference..I read so many different ways to control her n so far it's working I also am the pack leader of my two dogs n now I'm not so mushy to her n I'm Stern with her too i think she's getting the hint... I'll keep e eryone updated from now on..n yes I'm still gonna keep them seperated n my kids only near Moya or the puppy when they're not together ..so there's no jealousy involved ..my kids learn the training thru me so they stick with it too.
So we r all on the same page .. thank god my other 2 dogs r well trained so maybe she'll learn some respect thru them as well thank u very one for ur help I appreciate all of you guys :)

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September 18, 20190 found this helpful

Also I agree with the neurological thing or they could've been mistreated because I went to my sisters house the other day n she said her dog is perfectly fine with peoole n dogs n never had a problem with her..so idk what is going on or went on with these poor dogs..my sister did say that her dog had a broken tail... When she got it..I never realized it cuz she was smaller n I only had her for a few hours ..so idk anything could've happened but I'm just praying she does change n she hasn't came at me either ...if she doesn't change in a week I have to get rid of her n I'll make sure she goes to a good family that doesnt have other dogs or at least not older dogs ...anyways thank u so much

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October 5, 20190 found this helpful

UPDATE
LUCY IS MOYAS FRIEND NOW
No fights since the last one I posted about.. everything is good she isn't mean anymore she knows her place n stays in it now... I love her she is very good dog n she listens better than the other 2 now lol go figure anyways thanks for helping n caring take care :)

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October 5, 20190 found this helpful

Woo hoo!!! That is awesome news about the pups!! Blessings to all!!

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