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Hello Karen I have a french bulldog and a british bulldog both are 1 year old,they have grown up together and have been best buddies until now,the french bulldog keeps fighting with him over food,so i have to separate them then when i put them together the frenchie goes for him again,i absolutely love them both to bits please help me ,thanks.

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Dogs should always be fed separately as food is one of their highest motivators. Mine are all fed in individual crates so that no one can bother anyone else during mealtime. Once you know what things can trigger the fighting, you should avoid those "triggers" at all cost.

If your boys are still intact, neutering may help with the aggression.... particularly with the French bulldog. Cutting down on those male hormones can sometimes help, especially now as they leave puppyhood behind and enter adulthood with its raging hormones.

If these things don't help, you may have to bring in an animal behaviorist to help. I would certainly get the dogs into obedience classes so that they will pay more attention to you.  

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Karen Brittan

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I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs: http://britmorschnauzers.com

Organizations
Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.

Education/Credentials
Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

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