The M.F. Problem
Thank you all for the great advise. I like the idea of walking them around the block in seperate directions and having them meet on the sidewalk, we'll give it a shot tomorrow. I've had them seperated, they are doing just fine, tempers have yet to flare. we are also giving them their own yard time, with our male(they adore him). I've been digging and have had no luck finding a home or agency to take the younger of the two. I want everybody to know that this fight was not intentional, we reintroduced them carefully, one by the leash one by the collar. All seemed okay when there was a sudden snap that turned into a fight, I let go of the collar looking out for my own safety. please note, no dogs ear got torn off. my oldest has superficial wounds that I am treating myself... no need to go to the vet. some of you have expressed that you feel that I should have never brought her back in the first place, I know. but you must know that I did it with good intentions. the only other option for us was to take her to the pound. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing what her fate could be. I love my dogs, they are so much more than just dogs to me. I trust them to be alone with my 6 year old daughter. I am not what you call a 'fad buyer'. I've had pits for years and am in love with the breed and personalities. I am sorry to say that these two were bought from street breeders that are into breeding for finacial purposes, thus it seems to me that the fighting instinct has been bred into them. We will continue to work with them and try to find behavioral help, as we were unable to locate an agency that takes in pits. Again, thanks everybody for all your suggestions, keep em coming, we have our hands full and need all the help we can get having never been in this situation before. Also, I would love to put up some pictures but our files are to big... any suggestions?