I've recently starting dating a guy who has an entire male bull terrier (I've told him he should neuter him), I have 2 desexed female pugs.
The male dog WILL NOT stop harassing one of my pugs. He is constantly nosing her, humping her and she retaliates by screaming (she doesn't growl, it's a high pitch "scream" that comes out) and attacking him. He doesn't show any aggression toward her (he runs scared when she screams but then bounces around like he wants to play) , but given his size (him 25kg, her 6kg), she can't physically overpower him and is becoming very stressed when around him. It's turning her into a very anxious angry dog and I hate seeing her like that. (Making me a very stressed mummy too!)
we did the whole meet in mutual territory thing with a long walk and they are fine like that, them walk side by side on lead with no problem, but once they are in a yard or house, it's all on.
He follows her around the yard while she's trying to go toilet and literally eats her poo while she's doing it (gross, yes), or tries to lick or hump her while she's doing a wee. So we have to separate them almost at all times which is pretty difficult.
At night we tried separating with a gate which he broke through and was harassing her all night (kept us up with her screaming all night) so we separated him into the laundry on his own where he ended up yelping and barking all night. I'm not a happy camper when I've had no sleep.
We need our dogs to get along if we have any hope of making the relationship work. It's not an option to leave our dogs unattended for days/nights on end as it's unfair to them, obviously.
For the record, I have dog-sit about 20 different dogs of all breeds in the past and have never had an issue with her being aggressive toward any of them, or them toward her. If anything it's a one time sort out the pack leader and then nothing more, most of those dogs she'd never met before being thrown into her house for weeks on end, however ALL have been desexed. Do you think the bull terrier being entire is the main cause? He doesn't seem interested in my other girl (lowest in the pack) will sniff her occasionally and if she's annoyed, she'll chomp her teeth at him and he walks away.
Is there any expert advice anyone can offer as to how we get these two dogs to get along? Have read everything possible but it's all how to deal with aggression from both sides which isn't happening. Its humpy behavior that's causing the problems, he's 5yrs old though so I'm not sure even neutering him will help anymore.