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adopted dog bit existing dog

January 29th, 2009, 04:18 AM
confused: hopefully I can get some advice,
We brought home a wonderful choc. lab, three years old, loveable housebroken..etc problem is that a fight broke out last night and the older, existing Dachsund( 8 years) was bit. she has a cut on her head and a puncture on side of jaw. We also have a two year old dachund, but it avoids the new dog. can we make this all work?

January 29th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Some additional information might be helpful. How long has the lab been home? Does the 8-yr-old dachshund have a dominant personality? Was this a fight over status or does the lab look on the dachshunds as if they're toys or prey? Do the dogs normally play together without trouble?

How badly bitten was your 8-yr-old? Bite wounds should be watched closely for infection. If they're very deep, getting her to the vet would be a good idea.

January 29th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Also how did you go about introducing the new dog to the resident dog? We have 3 dogs and always have fosters in and out of our home.

January 29th, 2009, 02:59 PM
How long have you had this new dog? Do they all live freely together in the home? What were the circumstances around the incident? Feeding, grooming, loving time? With more information maybe we can help you.