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Second male JRT

Posted by:  Elizabeth
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted on:  March 04, 2003 at 09:35:32

Question:

I have recently (2 days ago) rescued a second neutered JRT male that is 2 years old (Fred). I have had the first (Jack) neutered male (approx. 2.5 years old) for a year now. They get along great, so far, accept for "playtime". Both seem to want my undivided attention and then start to "play-fight" (only calling it that because no blood is drawn, but teeth are bared). Each one seems to be vieing for the spot right next to me. Fred, the new dog, starts to hump Jack and I try to stop him from doing so. Should I continue to do this? Will the fights stop? I have read through the forum about the establishment of a peckign order within a pack... is two a pack? I feel a little guilty that Jack is treated this way.... Should I? (btw right now both are sleeping with Fred laying on Jack's hind quarters as a "pillow").

Thanks so much for your help!!
Elizabeth