Some dogs can fight with one another occasionally. The example of male dogs fighting in sensing the proximity of a bitch in heat. It should be what triggers the situation to prevent it from happening again.
Should be addressed on the dogs who fight fiercely and without apparent reason as soon as they encounter another animal. These dogs are difficult to manage for the masters, who tend to avoid other animals. This “isolation” only reinforces the aggressive behaviour toward the next animal that these dogs will intersect on their way.
The concepts of territory and hierarchy are fundamental in this behavior disorder.
The most common case is a territory dispute. This seems not obvious at first because the dog takes ownership of a territory which is in fact not to him. You go out, for example, your dog on a leash to make its needs. If it is a male, it will urinate all over to delimit his territory. If another dog comes and is in the same place, the fight may break out because this attitude is an affront to your pet. Holding them on a leash and the presence of the master only increases the risk of attack.
The dogs are also fighting when something separates them. If you put a fence in the middle of a courtyard to separate two dogs, they will fight through the fence. If you remove it, they will stop. It is often preferable to no barriers between two dogs who are likely to compete, even though this approach seems odd. Let them establish their hierarchy.
The lack of prioritization is also at the origin of such behaviour. The dog wants to defend his master or show him that he is the strongest. He thus fought in his presence and “for him.
What to do in case of fight?
When the brawl occurred do not shout. The other recommendations have already been raised. Do not avoid situations at risk. Must be, to the contrary, cause them to better control. If you have two dogs at home who often fight, especially don’t separate them. Some spend their time to open a door, and then to close the other to avoid contact between the two dogs, until the day when the brawl broke out, through inattention.
The separation increases the risk of fighting. Need to divert the attention of the animals at the meeting. Play with them, call them. Finally, more anxious at the thought of this contact are especially the masters. For the problems of “dominant”, see above paragraph on prioritization.
What to do if your dog is brawler?
If you have a feisty dog, try to find another master (and friend!) understanding that helps you. You then exit your dog out and then, at the meeting with the other dog, hearing a great joy to the master without take care of his dog. If your dog is nanny, he will be glad to see you as well.
If it tries to get your attention by jumping on the master, pull on the leash and run your dog behind you. If he growls after the other dog and prepares to attack, shorten the conversation quickly but without abruptness and always in joy. Your dog must not feel that it is because of him that we are going.
Repeat this exercise the next day. The ideal is to meet every time a different dog. Wander then together, two dogs and two masters, so that your pet understands that the street is to everyone.