Hello -first post here.
Question for the experts. We have just brought home a neo mastiff cross puppy home into our family. The kids were used to a large dog as we had a GSDx who passed away last year. However as you can imagine there is a world of difference between a very old GSD and excitable mastiff puppy. The kids need to teach the puppy now that they are above it in the pack, I just need a few tips of how to establiish this. So far we are concentrating on saying no and keeping still and breaking out the squirty bottle when it all gets too intense.
It is very early days but given the potential huge size of our puppy we need to get the pecking order sorted sooner, rather than later.