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I'm new to this site so idk if I'm asking in the right place. I have 3 puppies, all brothers. We sit outside and play a lot and I have like an outdoor couch thing that I sit on and they all get up there and sit with me. However, one is very territorial. If he gets up there first and another tries to jump up he snaps at them. Idk how to correct this behavior. I tell him he is being bad but then I give him special attention so it's probably counter productive. Any ideas?
 

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I am pretty sure they are suffering from littermate sydrome

the dogs should NEVER be together ideally, or a few mins a day TOPs, seperate them asap. I'm not sure how to raise them fully and when they can be re-introduced.. Im sure somebody else here can help.
 

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I am pretty sure they are suffering from littermate sydrome

the dogs should NEVER be together ideally, or a few mins a day TOPs, seperate them asap. I'm not sure how to raise them fully and when they can be re-introduced.. Im sure somebody else here can help.
Thank you for that insight. I had never heard of that but I will do some research now.
 

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Then you've got a really good shot of circumventing issues if you make sure they each get a lot of one-on-one time with you and alone time without the others to used to being separated from each other and bonding with you instead of becoming unhealthily dependent on each other.

As for the couch issue, I'd honestly just make a no puppies on the couch rule if they can't be polite about the space.
 

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Separate the puppies now and handle each one separately. It means crate and rotate. You need them to bond to you and to work with you and not bond to each other.

Three puppies is about 6 times the work of one puppy.

Agree with no dogs on the couch but separating them so that they are not together at all for at least a YEAR while you train them and get them to bond to you will fix the issue as well.

Good Luck!!
 
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