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How to stop two dogs from growling and fighting

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I have three dogs. A two year old German Shepherd, a two year old Golden Retriever, and a six year old mix(beagle and some kind of herding dog).
The German Shepherd is great. Off Golden is now growling and occasionally fighting with the mix. The mix likes to try to herd the Golden when they go outside. The golden doesn't get mad at that time, but in the house he will growl when the mix comes by. They will both growl at each other and then sometimes fight. I'm at a loss. I can't believe my golden has that in him. The mix is my son's dog and he can not taken him where he is living, so we have him. He gets along great with the Shepherd. They got into it once and the Shepherd put him in his place. They are buddies now. The Golden and they mix just can't work it out. What do I do??
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What are their sexes and ages? That information can be significant.

I see now. The Golden is a male and two the mix is a male on 9-10.
Separate them. All. The. Time.

By allowing the mix to steal the Golden's food, you set this up (though it might have happened anyway due to the herding outside) . As the Golden matures he is going to take less and less crap from the Mix. If a real fight erupts, the WEAKER dog USUALLY starts it. You really do not need the vet bills or the headaches of a real fight.

No more allowing the mix to herd the Golden (separate). Mix and Shepherd out together or Golden and Shepherd out together. Mix and Golden NEVER out together even in the house.

Feed the dogs in crates. Better yet, feed in crates and in separate rooms.
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