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Our pit bull mix is starting to attack our other dog; what can we do about it?

We have a young boxer, dalmation, pit bull mix (4 yrs) female named Coco. She was abandoned by her original owners as a pup. She was abused. We have 3 other adopted dogs, one of which we have had for 2 years who's name is Sunni. She is a hound mix, 10+ years old with arthritis in her leg and spine. She is calm, moves slowly, takes 2 kinds of pain medicine a day, never barks - and for some reason Coco attacked her. We bought her a special leather and wire muzzle that she can drink with and she has a large dog crate in the living area for eating and sleeping where the muzzle can come off. Recently she has jumped Sunni and gone through all the facial motions of attacking which are unsuccessful because of the muzzle. It is very frightening. We love all our rescue animals so much and are heartsick with what Coco is doing. Can someone help us solve our problem. 3 years ago, Coco jumped on me for the 100th time and hit me in the wrong place and I found a cyst when I put my hand over where she had hit me. It was breast cancer and the doc told me she had saved my life.

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We have a young boxer, dalmatian, pit bull mix (4 yrs) female named Coco. She was abandoned by her original owners as a pup. She has started to attack our other dog what can you do about it. I'm sorry to say but she has a mean streak in her and being around other dogs when she has been abused is not good. She needs a home she can be the sole protector of. You need to find her a home fast.

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Dear Kermit, I suspect you are 100% correct that Coco needs to be an only dog. It certainly would be a lot easier to find her a home but we will work with the vet to avoid that if at all possible. She came into a home with 3 old dogs, 2 of whom have passed away; thus leaving room for the others. We will protect the others and work with Coco so that her fate will not be ending her life. She will be restricted but safe and loved. Thanks for your honesty. We are on this right now. Happy
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Separate the dogs as much as you can

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Dear smartypants, Your puppy is precious! Thank you for your suggestion. We are separating Coco and will continue to be extremely vigilant. We know we HAVE TO BE from now on. Thanks again. Happy
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You can try giving them both treats when try are around each other to show that being with eachother is a good thing and you can take them on walks together and I suggest that one thing you do not do is faver one more than the other. Hope they start getting along :)

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Dear dd, Thanks. My first instinct was to find her a home, BUT after she jumped on me and the breast cancer was taken care of, she was like a seeing-eye dog with my chemo. She went up and down the stairs with me and was there to lean on (literally). She still peeks into the restroom to see if I'm okay to this day. I suspect it is simply jealousy and have started paying more attention to her. All of our animals - dogs, cats and birds have been throw-aways and this is the one glitch. We are not going off the RED ALERT, muzzle or crate but will try everything to correct this. We feel we cannot abandon her now. Your compassion was much appreciated. Thanks. Happy
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