Hi folks!
I'm new to this group so I want to introduce myself. I am in Northeast Tennessee. We have 13 (yes that's right) 13 shih tzus ranging in age from 2 to 9 years. 4 females, and 9 males. We are in the process of getting them all neutered. All females are spayed and 4 of the males are neutered. They are very entertaining to watch.
We have 2 females that are litter mates. They appear to be jealous of each other. We leave the house to go to the grocery store and come back and they fight like mad. Why?? and what can we do about it? Al
Hi folks! I'm new to this group so I want to introduce myself. I am in Northeast Tennessee. We have ... to the grocery store and come back and they fight like mad. Why?? and what can we do about it?

You may have answered your own question. Its possible that both are fairly dominant in nature and both seek your immediate attention which causes a problem. I've had a couple of foster Boxers do the same. Whenever we came home, if together, we each took a dog. If one person came home then one would be let out of her crate first, get attention, then the other. Otherwise they'd both be vying for attention and would start fighting shortly after.

Tara
Littermates have more of a tendency to be jealous or dominant over the other because they've always had each other. If you do certain activities or training sessions with them, you would lessen th tension by keeping these 2 separate from each other during these sessions. This way they learn to depend on YOU instead of each other. This in no way guarantees anything, but it certainly helps them understand that you are the boss.

~J
not jealous, just sorting out the pecking order in the pack while you are there, there is no problem: u r the boss if u dont like it, keep them separated during your absence