Hi. I am hoping both your girls have been sterilised. If not, I would advise you do so asap. It sounds as if both of them want to be the pack leader, but they need to know they never will be, because you are. Now you need to reverse the rank. when feeding them, pretend to eat out of their bowles, pretend the food tastes yucky, spit it out ( or pretend to ) and then give them the food. If they do not finish it and walk away from the food, pick it up. They will soon realise that they need to eat all their food up otherwise they loose out. You can then feed them again at their next meal either in the morning or evening. When they come up to you to ask for attention, cross your arms and look away. As soon as they are sitting calmly, give them just as much love or more, but it must be on your terms and when they are calm. What we want to reninforce with them is that nice things only happen when they are calm. When people come visit tell them to greet the humans first, and if they run up to them, tell them to cross their arms and look away. As soon as they are calm they can greet them calmly. Always make sure you walk through entrances and exits first as the first one through the entrances is the pack leader. I do think that we should do a session as because of their breed the fighting will get worse. Please call me on 0798837566.
Hi Bernice. Thanks for the answer. Both my staffies are spayed. We got the one as a puppy and she was spayed quite early and never had pups. The other one we got as a rescue and she was already about 2 years old. She also got spayed then. She is a very sweet dog, but rather insecure at times. She is never the one to attack, but don't hold back when provoked. We've had them now for 5 years. I live in the Tulbagh / Wolseley area, so if you do work in this area, it would maybe be a good idea if you could do a session with us.
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