Today, 12:59 PM
So we recently added a new addition. Lilly was a pit-bull rescue, which turned out to be mostly Jack Russle (bleeck!), but she has been a fun companion for our pit-bull Newman. There has only been one case of aggression on his point when she once bit him too hard while playing. He brought a little blood but it was just a nip to correct her. So, I understood his position while still correcting him.
Yesterday he became aggressive towards her. He attacked her once on the porch drawing blood from a bite to her ear. I promptly jumped on him and forced him to show his belly. After he settled into the submissive position and chilled I let him back up. Not more than 10 mins later he went for her again. This time drawing blood from her leg and lip. I pulled him off and I put her inside. He has a pen and it seems like he believes that he owns it, as he went down there after the fight. I decided it was time to correct him on this issue. I pulled him out of the pen and he had the temerity to raise hackles and growl at me. I roughly threw him on his back and held him until his fugue subsided. Within 30 mins. he was back to normal and the two were playing with each other.
Now, I am trying to figure out what is going on with him. Interesting enough the day before I came out back to see them chewing on a rabbit carcass. The bottom half anyway. It was a fresh kill. Not sure if they found it or killed it themselves. They never have brought one home before. Lilly, being a dog, kept rolling in the carcass until I took it away from them both. So, I'm of the belief that the attacks yesterday might have come because Newman was smelling the rabbit scent on Lilly. I dunno. I gave them both baths today. We will see.