Our 18mo pup has the annoying habit of latching on to our male dog's (Rhys) neck skin when they play. Often the play is initiated by my two adult dogs and pup just joins in. But she almost always just hangs on to him which just isn't good.
Rhys is quite a push over. He'll protect his food, but that's about it.
I had to tell my older female Banjo off regularly at first for being too rough with him. But now they play beautifully. They take turns, Banjo will do dive rolls when he tries to tackle her and he usually gives as good as he gets.
But the pup is a one trick pony. Banjo rarely interferes so Rhys then eventually has to stop interacting with her so he can shake the pup off. I wish he'd just tell her off! She'd never dare do that to Banjo as she enforces boundaries with other dogs. But it now seems to always end up being Banjo and the pup chasing Rhys and no chance to take turns until the pup's annoying behaviour interrupts the game.
I will call the pup to me and will go get her if she doesn't come (not always easy with three dogs jumping around). Is there anything else can do to make pup adopt a healthier form of play? The calling makes Banjo often stop dead too...
Best case scenario is it this pup gets adopted soon. But is it ever possible for 3 dogs to play nicely together?