Last night my friend brought her 1 year old standard poodle to my house to introduce her to Pip. We introduced them outside, then brought them into the back garden.
Pip was very enthusiastic and a bit too full on for the poodle (Laylah) so we kept her on a lead so she wouldn't annoy her - Laylah was not very interested at first, even growling a little at Pip, when she got in her face. I don't mind this, Pip was being rude, Laylah was just telling her off - there was no aggression in it.
After about a half an hour, Pip calmed down and stopped trying to jump all over Laylah, then Laylah decided she wanted to play - Pip was thrilled at first, but then when she realised how much bigger Laylah is, she wasn't so sure - they started to chase one another, Pip got scared, so we calmed Laylah down. Then they started to play again, Pip started whimpering, as if she had been stepped on, but Laylah was no where near her. She did this several times - crying out just because she was scared.
How do I deal with this? Laylahs owner visits often and I though it would be fun for Pip because she doesn't get to play with other dogs. I know there is a size difference, but Laylah is used to being around little dogs, and while still a puppy, she is fairly laid back.
Her one issue is that she is a little food aggressive toward dogs, so I don't wanna use treats around her.
Our next plan is to bring them walking together. I will keep Pip on a long line, so if she gets freaked she can't scarper. Any other ideas?