At loss on what to do...
Hi. Iíve been round a bit but donít post often. Iím a reactive dog owner, the owner of a reactive Jack Russel Terrorist mix.
Things went from bad to worse with between Lily (reactive terrorist) and Mocha (the sweetest most submissive St Bernard pup ever). Two days ago I found a swollen bite mark next to Mochaís eye and since Lily had attacked her earlier that day I had my suspicions...which were confirmed this morning. Lily ran up to Mocha and started beating on her for no reason, and it was escalating fast. I yelled, Lily ran into her room, and Mochaís face was bloody again.
I donít know what I can do. Lily is my childhood dog, I got her when I was ten, trained her myself and she was impressively well trained until she became reactive after being attacked by a Great Dane. She has snapped at people before too, so she must be put away if anyone comes over apart from a few family members. Especially if they have little kids.
Mocha is the new girl, Iíve had her for four months and sheís lovely. No complaints. There is absolutely no reason for Lily to attack her, Mocha is 70 pounds but falls onto her back if a five pound puppy growls. Stupidly submissive, there is not a hair of mean on her body.
Lily is 20 pounds, Mocha is 70.
There is one other dog in the house, a pug. But heís a lil man and just lazes round and ignores the other two unless heís snuggling or playing with Mocha. Once in awhile he plays with Lily but she gets too rough and prefers people to play with.
They are fed separately, walked separately, trained one on one, etc.
No suggestions of putting to sleep, please.