My dogs have fallen out it seems. They do this from time to time. Do other peoples dogs do this? Is there something i can do to help?
Last w/e, we had Sherlock pup over. He's 16 weeks young, and all biting their chops etc. Prior to this w/e if pup got too boisterous, either dog would grab him by back of neck, he'd go floppy, roll on his back. then the minute they turned away, jump back up and bite again.
This w/e, i think he may of lost his pup licence, and was told in no uncertain terms, calm down and have some manners. But he bounces back from their reprimands easily. Pup is fine. But maybe the probable cause of the pack restructure and settling down again delay.
But Bernie and Pohm....
Pohm is now bone gaurding from Bernie to the point that she wont let him on one side of property where she stores her stash of treasures. Growls and snarls. If i interrupt, she accepts that, i take all her bones, every single one, plus her treasures, and she doesnt get them back. She's fine with me doing this, submissive, ears back low, sloping off looking guilty stuff. At which point,Bernie will hump her. He's humping more this last week than before. 8/10 times, she'll accept his reprimands, 2/10 she resists, short blast of name calling and hold my coat for me posturing, ie. all noise no contact fight.
When out, they behave fine. But at home, they are arguing over who gets what bed, bone, nearest to me spot and its tiring and i dont like it.
Pohm is no longer a pup at 14 months. So could be going for leadership? bernie is moaning to me about her a lot. If i am stroking Bernie, she'll squeeze in and push him out. At this point, i get up and walk off. Not wanting to let her decide who/when/how i show affection to bernie.
The rottie in pohm has her doing this behavior: running and body slamming bernie knocking him flying. This is my 2nd set of rottie and GSD pair of dogs, and the previous pair would play this way. Only lately, its been a bit too rough for my liking, he's rolling over and over on contact and she's been told off big time when caught.
How can i help them sort this out - faster?
Ive thought of feeding her first, leashing her first, saying hi to her first, to force the take over that seems to be naturally occurring. Ive stopped the high octane games by emptying the paddling pool, as add water and these two get very silly and rough and loud.
Even Sherlock pup has noticed the difference, and standing well back when they squabble.
These 2 dogs are very evenly matched. She has brute strength and estrogen, he has the speed and double the size of her and seems to be able to nail her to the deck when he choses to, generally after a lot of pushing him.