Thanks for the info! One last thing. What do you do if there is a fight. Someone told me to use a baby gate or a broom to seperate them.
As for Dane leaving her alone– he act like he doesnt get it. He just keeps coming back for more, even after she is showing teeth, snarling and trying to nip at him. A few times he has shown teeth too. Thats when we were like "OK,,,enough!!" but my husband was home and he helped. I am worried that I would get scared and not know what to do (I feel silly saying that because I feel like I am a pretty stong woman). I know that would just make the situation worse.
Well…I do what you aren't supposed to do, and I just grab their collars and pull them apart. That may make it worse, because as soon as you grab a riled up dog's collar, it escalates her adrenaline. Then I usually will sit/kneel/stand and talk calmly while still holding onto both dog's collars; until both dogs are calm...and then I will try to shimmy one behind a closed door (where there isn't another dog)...or I will try to pick one up one handed, and hold her high until I can get into another space; hopefully after the calming down phase the dog on the ground isn't still trying to get to the one in my arms. Sounds like fun huh?
Don't let this scare you...you probably won't see fights like this....we have multiple intact females, several of whom wish to be top bitch.
Other effective fight splitters are buckets/hose of water, laundry basket or garbage can (over one dog); brooms are had to actually get the dogs apart, and the more you bat at them, the more angry they will get.