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Behavior and Training => Problem Behaviors => Topic started by: boxer pal on April 20, 2013, 09:22:23 AM

Title: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: boxer pal on April 20, 2013, 09:22:23 AM
I was shocked this morning when some routine face fighting/rough housing between my two turned into a full blown fight!  I was watching tv and half asleep but as far as I can tell, they were doing nothing out of the ordinary and then BAM, big ol' snarly fight.  I had a tough time separating them since Hogan wouldn't back off when Onyx did.  I put Onyx in her crate, check Hogan over for wounds (none) put him in his crate and got Onyx out to check her for wounds (just a little scratch over her eye).  Now Hogan is konked out in his crate and Onyx is lounging on the couch with me.  I did notice Hogan sniffing her hootch just before the explosion.  Nothing new about that, but do you think that triggered the blow up?  I'm puzzled by this for sure.
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: BoxerWB on April 20, 2013, 02:00:13 PM
Geeze, that is strange coming from your two! Hard to even guess at the cause with so little to go on. Has either of them been feeling ill lately or had a change in behavior outside of this scuffle?
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: boxer pal on April 20, 2013, 02:49:17 PM
Nope.  Nothing jumps out at me at all.  They both seem normal in every way.  They have both been around other dogs last weekend when I was out of town, but neither of my sitters reported anything out of the ordinary.  I've always observed Onyx getting a little ramped up when the dogs go bark at our neighbors goings on.  She tends to 'boss' Hogan around and snarks at him if he gets very close to her.  He always takes evasive action to stay out of her reach when she does that though.  I know Onyx has a shorter 'arousal' trigger than Hogan does, but it's never been any sort of issue before now.  I guess that's what puzzles me most.  Why now?
btw, they both seem fine with each other now.  As if nothing happened.  They were both snuggled up on the couch with e just a while ago. 
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: BoxerWB on April 20, 2013, 03:06:15 PM
Well, hopefully it was a fluke thing  :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: Christina on April 20, 2013, 08:08:25 PM
Hogan could be maturing and coming of age, so he had a bit of a trigger.  Hopefully it was just a fluke and won't happen again.
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: Theresa on April 21, 2013, 08:14:24 AM
No idea. Hopefully it's a one time incident
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: Missy/Precious mom on April 22, 2013, 10:07:50 AM
That is surprising.  I am keeping :fingerscrossed: it was a one time thing.
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: whitepupzoe on April 22, 2013, 11:20:49 AM
Yikes! I hope it was a one time thing!
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: Eilene on April 22, 2013, 02:59:49 PM
Ditto Hope it is a one time deal
Title: Re: Play exploded into fight!
Post by: 3BOXERS on April 22, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
He may be maturing and feeling like he should be in charge, so he is not backing down.  I have one who dose that everyonce in a while. he is the dog in charge and just wants to make sure the girls remember. Mostly it is all noise. It does sound really scary.  I hope it was a one time thing.