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Jeez my pooches are gonna send my grey :rolleyes:

Peppy (my dog) has always been possesive of me if I am holding him and Toby (mums dog) approaches, or Peppy is on my bed and Toby wants up.

Usually Peppy just growls and snaps a bit but Im able to distract him and calm him down and everything is fine.......tonight things got really bad.
Peppy was on my bed and Toby came over to say hello and Peppy went nuts....Snarling, growling lunging snapping.....nothing I could do would calm him down. Toby was starting to get angry too and I was trying my hardest to get Toby to just back off and go away but Peppy was just going ape, I have never seen him like it. Now Im worried they will get into a full fight and Peppy will get hurt cause he is considerable smaller then Toby.

Ive really never dealt with this problem before and I honestly do not know what to do so advice is much appreciated please!
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If Peppy acts like that, you should leave the room immediately. Shut the door and leave for just a minute or two (no longer). If you are gone, they should be fine since it sounds like this behavior is happening because Peppy is protective/jealous/etc.

Do not show attention to either dog as you don't want either to be jealous but let Peppy know that his type of behavior will cause you to leave. He should learn quickly to stop the behavior because he doesn't want his mom to leave.

When Toby approaches and Peppy behaves himself make sure to make a big deal out of it. Give him a treat, play with him, pet him, etc. I think he will catch on. GOOD LUCK! :wave:
I don't have any additional advice but what boogaloo said makes sense he's probably being protective.

Good Luck!!!
Thanks Boogaloo Ill try that
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