06-21-2012, 12:57 PM
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One of mine will wean her pups at six weeks. She will seem to bully a few. Usually its the toughest pups that cause the most trouble. Even if they aren't doing anything apparent at the moment, she is keeping them in line, as a reminder so its not so harsh when she does seriously correct them.
If she is actually hurting the pup, its time to completely separate her from all of them, as it may play out onto another one.
One of my male pups returns almost daily foe sitting. He is a monster, and the girls get picked on. Mom comes in, flips him, snaps his jaws, and off again. With the litter its no big deal. Watching him completely over react and attempt to attack the strange dogs at training, you can obviously see his manners are lacking. It's much easier for dogs to correct this than people. One of the females is tough, but respects Mon, so she doesn't step in as much, though the other adults have no tolerance for her. This is typical malinois behavior. They are head strong, tough, determined, crazy little devils.
You just have to know what is actual bullying, and what is normal.
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