I have issue that seems to be getting worse and I really need some advice as I have no idea what to do.
My wife and I have two dogs, one pure bred pom female (1.5 years) and one pom/jap spitz male (10 months) both desexed.
We got the male first (last October) then the female a couple of months after. The female is definitely the alpha dog and is certainly bitchy and bossy (whilst also super affectionate and loving to us)
The female pom gets VERY jealous (I think) of our male Pom and seems to try and control him, chase him barking etc
*If my wife or I is holding the female Pom and our male comes close she will growl loudly and if we put her down she will chase him over the house barking in his face etc
*If we take them out for a walk and put their harnesses on, the male will behave perfectly, the female will bark non stop and aggressively chase and try to nip and jump on the the male almost to stop us from taking him with us. Once the walk around our street starts she will constantly bark and try and chase/bark in his face/jump on him. After a while she settles down and is fine.
*If we come home and let both of them inside, the female will jump, growl and bark at the male trying to keep him away.
It seems to be getting worse - they often play fight with each other and are good together. The male often will come over and lick her face while she is lying down. I am assuming this is a jealousy/control issue? How do we solve it?
Thanks so much for any advice.
P.S - here the cuties are: