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mdman126
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From:ca.
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posted 03-22-2004 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdman126     Edit/Delete Message
hi i have a pomeranian male puppy who is 4 months old and weighs 7 pounds. i have had him for 2 months. i also have a toy male chihuahua who is 10 months old and weighs 3 pounds.
my problem is that the pomeranian keeps attacking the chihuahua so bad, yesterday he almost bit his ear off! i was told since they are gonna grow up together starting at this young age they will be friends, but everyday the pomeranian is attacking the chihuahua harder and harder.
tonight someone told me that pomeranians are not friendly with other dogs, they are very hyper, they keep biting all the time untill they are 5 years old and they will never culm down and told me i have to put the pom in the crate most of the day. i am so worried now, i love the little guy but i dont want him to bite and attack us and the chihuahua.
by the way my pom is a big one. please tell me what to do? thank you all, gil

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raindigger
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From:Roy, Washington
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posted 03-22-2004 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for raindigger     Edit/Delete Message
I've had poms over the years and always had other dogs in the house with them with not much trouble. Never heard of them having a biting, hyper image. Are both of your dogs nuetered? If not, then that is your problem. If they are fixed you may have a dog who is establishing his dominance and you may have to separate them when you're not there.

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mdman126
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posted 03-23-2004 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdman126     Edit/Delete Message
hi raindigger, the chihuahua is nutered but the pom is NOT because i was thinking i might want to have his babies one day.
i have a friend who nutered his dog and after that he realized he wanted to have his babies and he got so deppressed about it.
but if my pom keeps on biting us and the other dog i have no choice but to nuter him.
by the way what is the oldest age you can nuter your pom and still get results?
thanks: gil

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bellasmommy
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posted 03-23-2004 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellasmommy     Edit/Delete Message
ah yes it most certainly can be that the pom is trying to tell the chi that he is the alpha. neutering may definitely help with this situation.
he should be ready for neutering in the next month or so, i would speak to your vet about that.
i along with plenty of other members here would be happy to provide you with literature that would make you happy that you have neutered and not regret it for a minute if you are interested.

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3Dogsihave
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posted 03-23-2004 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3Dogsihave     Edit/Delete Message
You probly should go ahead and have him nuetered. If he is this aggresive that is not a trait you want to pass on by breeding him. I have two poms and they roughhouse with each other and get a little yappy but nothing like you have described. Mine went through a phase where they were trying to establish dominince over each other but they got that worked out in a matter of weeks.

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peteroxy
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posted 03-23-2004 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for peteroxy     Edit/Delete Message
hiya! i agree with what everyone's written about neutering. he can be neutered at 4 months. also, since you live in the LA area, license fees for unneutered dogs are $100/year while it's only $10/year for neutered dogs.

For now, I'd definitely keep the pom separated from the chihuahua unless you're there to supervise. Also, some people have found luck with a homeopathy remedy to calm agressive behavior in dogs. Try adding a few drops of Bach's Rescue Remedy in your pom's water.

You may also be subliminally sending messages to your pom that he's the alpha dog. Do you cuddle him or hold him after he's been abusive to your chi? Or, it could be that you cuddle the chi and the pom thinks, hey, I'm alpha, i'm top dog, she should be cuddling me!! then he goes off trying to prove to you that he's top dog.

If you do plan on getting a trainer/behaviorist, I think s/he is the best person to advise you on how to help the two dogs get along.

This must be very tough for you, and I truly do sympathize.

GOOD LUCK!!

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ilovemaltipoos
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From:Grant ,Alabama..USA
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posted 03-24-2004 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemaltipoos     Edit/Delete Message
I agree with the above and do let us know how things go.

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bellasmommy
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posted 03-24-2004 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bellasmommy     Edit/Delete Message
yep it's more expensive here as well for annual licensing fees if the pup is not spayed/neutered

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mdman126
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posted 03-26-2004 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdman126     Edit/Delete Message
Again thanks to all of you . Gil

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