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We have 2 Thai Ridgeback dogs, a neutered female and her intact brother. About 9 months ago, we adopted a small
male puppy of unknown breed, although he looks a bit like a greyhound now. All was well, the dogs got on okay with each other, until about 6 weeks ago when the Thai Ridgeback male started attacking the now grown up puppy, and basically trying to drive the puppy away. We’ve considered getting the puppy neutered in the hope that the Thai Ridgeback male will then accept him again. Does this sound like a good plan?
 

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If you could record some video it would help us understand better. The term attacking or attacked is so open to interpretation, without seeing all anyone can do is ask more questions.

For example, was the younger dog actually injured? How severely? Was there any provocation that you saw, or did it seem randomly out of the blue?

Again, video is almost essential for anyone to assess what's going on, other that that pup is what, near a year old at least now, that alone came cause issues!

Neutering may or may not help. And that's the best anyone can really say. There is anecdotal evidence that suggests that neutered dogs are actually more aggressive.

Honestly though, I read the study and it is nothing to base any decisions on!

Anyway, try to capture some video and sharing it here and we'll go from there...

Short of that, answer what these attacks looked like and if/or not the pup was injured.
 

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If you could record some video it would help us understand better. The term attacking or attacked is so open to interpretation, without seeing all anyone can do is ask more questions.

For example, was the younger dog actually injured? How severely? Was there any provocation that you saw, or did it seem randomly out of the blue?

Again, video is almost essential for anyone to assess what's going on, other that that pup is what, near a year old at least now, that alone came cause issues!

Neutering may or may not help. And that's the best anyone can really say. There is anecdotal evidence that suggests that neutered dogs are actually more aggressive.

Honestly though, I read the study and it is nothing to base any decisions on!

Anyway, try to capture some video and sharing it here and we'll go from there...

Short of that, answer what these attacks looked like and if/or not the pup was injured.
Thanks for your reply. I'll try to post a video of the interaction tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll provide a bit more information.

The attacks only happen on our property, when the dogs are outside, then the male Ridgeback generally ignores the younger male, and occasionally will even play together. But when the younger male tries to come back past the gate to our property, the Ridgeback will often attack, and will often sit on guard at the entry. It's got to the extent that the younger male waits outside until the Ridgeback is not watching the gate, and then will sneak inside.

When the Ridgeback attacks, there's no provocation at all from the younger male, Indeed, as soon as the Ridgeback approaches and sniffs the younger male, the younger one will act submissively, sometimes, the Ridgeback then growls a bit and walks away, other times, he'll attack. It can be quite a vicious attack... one time, he bit the younger dog on the snout and then dragged him along. I haven't seen any blood from these attacks, but they certainly look painful, and the young male really screeches. The young male is now really terrified of the male Ridgeback. The female Ridgeback , however, has no problems with the young male, and they will play together.
 

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You could try the Suprelorin implant which suppresses the hormones for a few months,and gives the effect of neutering - but then wears off. Then you could see if there is any change in behaviour without doing something permanent.
 
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