I have 2 Cayuga drakes and 2 hens who are 5 months old. The dominant drake has been attacking my dogs (Pomeranian) regularly, even though the Poms pin him down every time. Even though he knows he's going to get his butt kicked, the alpha drake continues to come after the Poms. I've watched and made sure that the Poms aren't making the first move. I won't let them. I just let them do their "business" outside and then let them back into the house. I have read existing posts about drake/hen ratios, so I know I probably need to remove one drake from the mix. My question is, will this aggressive behavior from the dominant drake subside after awhile, or will he always be so aggressive. I had wanted to keep at least one drake to procreate and the dominant drake is the more handsome specimen. But, it may be because he matured more rapidly than the other? The ducks are free range and also have not bothered or attacked my free range chickens, or my barn cat-- only the dogs when we let them outside. I'd appreciate any advice about whether this aggression by the alpha drake may subside. I'm also wondering whether the non-aggressive drake is just slower to mature. I've seen the alpha drake mating the ducks, but not the other drake. If I remove the alpha drake, will the other drake just step in and take an aggressive role? Thanks for your help. This is my first go at raising ducks.