Hi all- I hope I'm not repeating. I tried to read all the "dominance" discussions and didn't find what I was looking for.
We have two girls: litter mates five months old. They've been to one puppy socialization class, and we have worked with them at home (not perfectly, I admit) but pretty consistently with training. They are housebroken, sit and fetch. I mention this because I'm feeling "Bad Mom" right now, and I don't know if we've gone wrong somewhere.
We're planning on going to official "training", but were advised to wait until they were 6 months old.
The new problem we're having right now is that they are having what _sound_ like terrible tussles. They growl and snarl something fierce. I've watched very closely, and they aren't actually biting and they don't hurt each other, but it sounds _awful_.
My husband thinks they're working out dominance "who's the leader" between them. Since they're not hurting each other, he thinks we should let them be. I've read around a lot, and I'm confused. They're not unclear about _us_ being in charge, they just seem to be fussed at each other.
Should I do something? Should I let them fuss?