hankdog, on 22 July 2014 - 04:35 PM, said:
Check through Nekhbets posts, she wrote something a while ago about how her dogs primary bond is with her and then with each other, I think it was in regards to introducing a new dog into the pack.
Triangle of temptation is pinned in the training and obedience section courtesy of Steve Courtney, K9Pro.
I find it quite effortful to be "dominant" but pretty easy to be the dispenser of all the good stuff. Jake gets the royal canin french bulldog food mostly because its quite big and moist and apparently tasty enough to be worth working for. You can go through a quick 5 minute training session instead of bowl feeding your dog, you should probably separate them anyway but making them work for food that only comes from you gives them a whole different attitude. Just stuff you can start on while you wait for a trainer.
I wouldn't be starting on anything without a professional consult. What the OP needs is to manage these dogs to prevent any chance of biffo - completely. That means keepig the two dogs separate at all times. This is a pack issue, not a "training" issue IMO.
Trying to bust up a fight between these two will be difficult and dangerous - for owner and dogs. SBTs may be not be quick to anger but once in fight mode they are tenacious. It is virtually impossible for one person to separate two dogs hell bent on bloodshed and I doubt the OP wants to place his/her family members at risk helping.
I suspect there is a lot more going on here than competition for food. The dynamic between the two dogs has changed. I'd not be delaying calling in decent help.
This post has been edited by Haredown Whippets: 22 July 2014 - 09:18 PM