I am nearly at my wits end and have tried lots of different things.
We have a 16 week old male bichon x maltese and a 16 month old male toddler.
From the moment they wake up they are play fighting that gets pretty vicious. Either my son ends up crying or the puppy ends up squealing from my son grabbing him hard or hurting him.
I have to keep the puppy outside for most of the day as this is on going. Then when we go outside they play for 5min then ends up getting vicious again so I have to put puppy in a playpen.
I tell puppy off but it doesn't help one bit, I have tried to tell son off and tell him to just walk away but he is too young to understand.
I guess I am asking for advice so puppy and son don't play fight viciously or is it ok for my dog to be outside all day with the odd play and hello? He is due for his last vaccination next week so we can go for walks, will that help?
We got puppy so our son could grow up with a dog but at this rate I fell like if this keeps on going I may have no choice but to find him a home that he would get the most attention he deserves.
Any advice greatly appreciated!!!