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Hello,
I have 2 dogs: a pup and an old one.
They love each other - i guess . In any event they play/ or pretend to bite each other all the time.
The problem is that each of them wants what the other has. I have different toys / bones but none more than 1 exemplar.

If I buy two of each toy each time, are they still going to fight over them?
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In my experience, yes.
 

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Yeah, they generally want what the other has -- not the toy itself!
 

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Yeah, they generally want what the other has -- not the toy itself!
I see. Should I interfere when they fight over the toy? I am afraid that the old dog is going to intimidate the young dog :)
 

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When you say 'fight over' it, do you mean one dog grabs it and runs away and the other chases and it is basically 'playing'.

Or do you mean truly fighting for it, in an aggressive manner? How old is the pup?
 

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When you say 'fight over' it, do you mean one dog grabs it and runs away and the other chases and it is basically 'playing'.

Or do you mean truly fighting for it, in an aggressive manner? How old is the pup?
Good question. If they are truly fighting over a toy it won't matter how many of that toy you have. They will always want the one the other dog has :-|
 

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When you say 'fight over' it, do you mean one dog grabs it and runs away and the other chases and it is basically 'playing'.

Or do you mean truly fighting for it, in an aggressive manner? How old is the pup?
NOt aggressive. I read the signs of play on an website and it seems like they play. Rarely the little ones whines when the old ones gets a little rougher. None of them ever growled at the other
 

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Then so long as they are "taking turns" initiating play, it's probably okay to let them play. Keep an eye on your older dog though to make sure he/she is still okay with it as the puppy grows up. Dogs have a higher tolerance for puppies, but it lessens as the puppy gets older. Try not to let either of them just take the toy away from the other to keep it for his/herself.
 
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