I don't know what exactly provoked Duke to attack Daisy today. I opened up 2 new bags of dog food. I like to mix dog food together and as I was scooping, kibbles would drop on the floor. Both dogs patiently waited for the kibbles to drop. I was being careful not to drop any, when "suddenly", Duke all out attacked Daisy. Awful growls included in the attack, two feet from me! :eek: Instantly, I smacked Duke on his rear side. (I know I shouldn't hit, but it was a knee jerk reaction). Daisy was squealing. Duke submitted to me. I put him in his crate. After about 10 minutes - I went to the crate with Daisy and talked to him. (silly me, I know) But I told him we don't bite! He knows "no bite". I told him to give Daisy a kiss and no bites. Well he let her kiss him.
This is the first time I know of that Duke attacked her. They have their daily play-brawls and sometimes I need to stop them - but this wasn't part of that banter - he just went into her. Do you think he was doing his alpha dog thing? What in a dogs world was going on? Next time I mix the food, they'll be outside. Daisy is OK.