If you have a dog who you suspect is fighting with another dog, there are several steps you should take.
First, check to see if the dogs have injured each other or if they have any wounds. Once you’ve ruled out any injuries, take both dogs and place them in two different rooms and isolate them from each other so they can’t fight again.
Next, ask yourself why your dog might be acting aggressively. It’s important to identify what might be provoking the dog so you can try to avoid it in the future.
If your dog has been aggressive in the past for no reason, consult your vet about whether or not your pet needs an antidepressant.
Once you have determined why your dog is acting aggressive, try to prevent it from happening in the future.
It’s also important to keep both dogs separated until they are properly introduced. If they are not properly introduced, there is a high likelihood that aggression will continue or worsen in the future.
Before meeting any new animals, secure your own pet so it can’t escape. If you think your dog might have a fight with the other one, buy an appropriate muzzle and have it ready so you can put it on your dog immediately if need be.
If aggression was triggered by something as simple as not enough exercise or play time, try to give your pet more opportunities for these activities in the future.
If there seems to be no rhyme or reason for the aggression, consult a professional trainer or behaviorist about your options.
Never hit or strike your dog! This will only cause it to become more aggressive and eventually fearful of you.
So this is how to discipline a Dog after Fighting.