05-07-2018, 05:08 PM
Join Date: May 2018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Newly coexisting household, please help
Hello everyone! I'm here because my family and our 4 year old border collie just joined housing with my sister and her two dogs, rottie(2yo) and coon hound(3yo). Long story short they didn't get to hang out and become friendly before we all moved in together, just a couple dog park visits together with no problems. It's a new house for everyone, so no one had the territory prior and we've been here for 5 days. In that time my collie amd the rottie went from unsure of each other but okay to we brought them in from a walk and before we could get their leashes off they started fighting, no one broke skin and it wasn't all that bad minus the fact it was in a small kitchen where my sister and I couldn't get out of the way. Kept them separate for a little bit but the next day my collie started food guarding literally all day and hasn't stopped since. They continue to growl and occasionally start to snarl and get hair raised. We have three kids, one of them 2, and all the dogs are excellent with and around them but this is new territory for me. Collie is not neutered and rottie just got neutered a few weeks ago. We plan on getting collie fixed but it will be about a month. Unsure what to do until then... Also collie is marking in house for the first time ever. We watched my brothers German shepherd for about a year with our collie and no problems like this.