03-02-2009, 02:22 PM
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Well, let me start with the food aggression. The easiest way to stop that is to feed them in separate bowls and separate the dogs while they eat. Don't free feed meaning don't leave out food at all times. Feed them twice a day and feed them away from eachother. When they are done, the bowls are put away out of reach. Also, before you feed them make them sit, place the bowl down and make them wait for your command to eat.
Now for the toys. Me, I'd take the toys away for now. Im sure that won't be the popular answer and that's ok too. The reason I say this is from reading your post, you have a pack dynamic going on where you have two females vying for top dog and one is almost 2 years old and the other one is still a pup. This is where you need to step in an take control. I'd start with basic obidence with all of the dogs. They must be reminded that you are top alfa dog not them.
Now, when the "Girls" get into it, have a spray bottle with water and vinigar handy and squirt them. With a firm/harsh but not yelled "out"! And spray them. Don't pick any of them up!! That will get you bit! Use your water bottle.
Time will help them alot as they adjust to the new pack dynamic since it has been only two weeks, however, you still need to set ground rules of what is allowed and what it not.
Hope this helps you out! Best of luck to you!