Well it has been about a month now since there HUGE VICIOUS i-am-going-to-kill-you-fight.
Since then we have been seeing a boxer behaviorist and she is the greatest person in the world! She KNOWS boxers, their attitudes, their intelligence, and sense of humor. She has 7 females leaving together with her so she was more then knowledgable regarding female vs. female boxers. "Bitch Wars"
My girls are now enrolled in Obedience class starting the 2nd of August. They will be in school till they can no longer move! hehe
Seeing her has done wonders with our two..not only them but has helped us in what we where doing wrong! With her training US has helped D and B better understand us in what we want them to do.
A week after their fight we kept them seperate, they could not be together unless they where on a leash attached to a human. when we let them roam they where seperated by a baby gate, they got use to being seperate and even made up games to play with eachother while being seperated
D would have the lower floor and she would run upstairs by the gate and drop a ball off and bianca would grab it from under and run further up the stairs and they would keep doing this! It was cute to watch
Right now we let them roam together under constant eye, however we leave the leash on Bianca in case she "postures" on D so that i can quickly correct her. They can play together but when i see that it is getting to rough i immediately stop their playing and put them in a down-stay position. Its not a punishment just something that just calms them.
I am so happy that everything has worked out, I know that their may be times that a fight may break out but with consistancy and training I am hoping to manage it better. Since then i have only corrected B once for 'posturing' to D. (D is the dominant dog) I saw B put her chin over D and saw her hackles raise and saw that D was showing the whites of her eyes with her ears back. I immediately grabbed B by the leash and corrected her by pulling her leash and getting in her face and asking her in a low growl "just what the F#$% do you think you are doing?" (I was told that since i am the Boss in the litter the boss would correct them in a aggressive manner) i didnt hit her ( no need to ever hit) but she got the picture and new that wasnt' cool, I do not stay mad with her or hold a grudge. After a minute it was all normal again.
I haven't had another posturing incident since.
I am glad that we saw a behaviorist and i hope that if people do choose to get a second dog that they do realize that even though your female may be the greatest and friendlist dog in the world do realize that it is a possiblity in the end that two females together will fight when they reach adulthood. We do not regret getting two..I will NEVER give up one or the other because they will try to kill eachother. We made the mistake of not listening to some reputable breeders regarding female vs. female issues, that is our bad and now we have to make the proper and right adjustments that will make our girls happy
Thanks again for the support and the advice! It has helped me keep my sanity and kept me with hope!