To dream of fighting represents conflict and confrontation. Inner struggle with difficult emotions, with other people, or life situations. Resistance or trying to prove yourself. Experiencing intense bitterness or jealousy. Feeling that all your energy is required to achieve a goal. Heightened emotional state during an argument. Feeling that people don't like you or are trying you with an unwelcoming attitude. Feeling that people have turned on you. Resisting addiction.
Alternatively, fighting in a dream may reflect your attempt to cope with trauma or fight back against your problems. An unwillingness to put up with a problem anymore or accept poor treatment in some way. Standing up for yourself.
To see other people fighting may represent aspects of yourself that are in conflict with each other. Competing beliefs, objectives, or areas of your life. Conflicting values.
Fighting may also reflect conflict in waking life with friends, family, or other people.
To dream of fighting to stay alive may reflect feelings of desperation to stay relevant. Experiencing an intense jealous conflict in waking life. Feeling threatened by someone or something is trying to force failure or embarrassment for you. Confronting people that resent you. Fighting a serious illness or trying to desperately keep your job. Struggling to resist failure. Resisting or struggling against someone you feel is a terrible person. Struggling against an illness.
To dream of dogs fighting may reflect intense or emotional arguments. It may also reflect your feelings about a fight you are expecting. Intense hatred or anger towards another. Possibly a reflection of people trying to defend themselves emotionally. A conflict of differing loyalties. Ongoing bickering.
Example: A man dreamed of fighting to stay alive. In waking life he was confronting a very serious illness.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of fighting with her mother. In waking life she had gotten into a big argument with her mother and got thrown out of the family home.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of fighting with a man at her work. In waking life she was having problems with this man in the workplace.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of fighting zombies. In waking life she was struggling to fight feelings of boredom in her relationship.
Example 5: A man dreamed of fighting demons. In waking life he was struggling to improve himself spiritually by resisting bad habits and addictions that held his life back.