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Old 01-02-2018, 07:05 PM
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Help dog being aggressive after having puppies

My two-and-a-half-year-old pitbull mix just had a litter of puppies. Since then my other female dog has been acting aggressively towards the mother and the mother has been acting aggressively back I have to keep them separated or they will fight each other. Prior to having the puppies they were just fine with each other and never faught.
She seems okay with the male dog. Does anybody have any experience with this will they go back to normal?
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She just had a litter of puppies keep the other female away.

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Is this a bitch that has recently delivered being allowed loose with other dogs, and other dogs being allowed loose around the puppies? Very unsafe.

To my understanding, it's pretty typical behavior to keep bitches a little separated from other dogs for awhile after the deliver. And I have heard plenty of horror stories of bitches beings allowed to interact with others' pups when very young.

I would especially expect this in a breed group known pretty well for same sex aggression issues.

Stop allowing interaction between the females. Stop allowing interaction of other dogs with pups. Give mom a safe room/part of the house, take her out alone for bathroom breaks. If she's just delivered she shouldn't really be allowed to be away from the pups for super long, anyways.

Also, please spay your dog. The world doesn't need more bully breed mixes.
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Exclamation Yikes!

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a bitch who's just whelped shouldn't be around another F while she's nursing, nor should any other dogs - of any sex, intact or not - be in the same room with her newborn pups - with or without their mother being present.

Dam & pups need a room of their own, & if the only room with a solid door is Ur bedroom, that's where they need to be.
Mom-dog should be walked solo, potty solo, etc. // Until the pups are at least 6-WO, they should be kept entirely away from the other dogs in the household.

here is a good source for advice on caring for Mom & her pups -
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...ewborn-puppies

Along with spaying Mom, i strongly encourage neutering Dad, & if the other F is intact, please spay her, too.
Intact Fs can very-rarely share the same space safely - F dogs, even spayed Fs, can fight ferociously & inflict horrific wounds on one another. M dogs in the same home rarely do the same level of damage to one another as Fs will do.

A mother with newborns is very protective, & her hormones are running high. The more times she is made to feel threatened by the other F or other dogs, the less likely they will ever get along again, even after the pups leave - AT -8-WEEKS-OLD.

I hope U do realize that U will be caring for the litter for 2 solid months?
And when the pups begin sampling solid food, Mom-dog will stop eating their poop - this starts around 4.5 to 5-WO, so U will be cleaning up puppy-poop for 3 weeks B4 the pups are ready to depart.
Neutering everybody ensures that this won't happen again, & that Dad won't go walkabout to find other Fs to impregnate, either.

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