Actionable Tips To Stop Your Dogs From Fighting

Closely monitor all interactions. Interrupt posturing before it escalates. Separate at first negative signs.


Obedience training increases control. Teach strong “leave it” and “settle” commands for conflict avoidance.


Adequate exercise relieves pent-up energy that may lead to fights. Walk and play with each dog daily.


Reduce sources of stress, anxiety and guarding behavior that can instigate fights. Use calming aids.

Stress Relief

Under supervision, gradually reexpose dogs in calm, structured settings. Reward peaceful behavior.  


Use baby gates, pens or crates to separate when unsupervised. Allow safe, gradual interactions. 


For severe fighting, consult trainers and behaviorists experienced in aggression issues.

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