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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Getting puppies to play nice???

I just brought home a new puppy yesterday. She's a purebred pitbull... About 10 weeks old. Not a mean bone in her body. All kisses and love.

We took my girlfriend's toy poodle (who's a 10 month old male) to meet the dog before we brought the new one home. The two dogs did real well at the first meeting. I brought the pitbull home yesterday and the toy poodle is having none of it.

This little dog is all of six pounds, but he keeps trying to assert his dominance over this 25 lb pitbull. The pitbull isn't getting mean or even fighting back, she just turns around and walks away or whines to me. When I'm the only one in the house, they behave themselves. The pitbull follows me around and the poodle minds his own business. When my girlfriend comes home, though, the poodle will go out of its way to attack the pitbull.

Both dogs are known to be territorial breeds. The new dog is still a baby, but she could kill the poodle if she stepped on it. That'd get her AND me in a lot of trouble. Any tips on making them play nicely?

They sell calming pheromones and calming collars and a bunch of other stuff that strikes me as snake oil. Any feedback on anything like that?

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Unread 12-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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It'll get better over time. I was having the same problem when I brought my engligh bulldog puppy home to my Pit. I let the older dog put her in her place & the bulldog figured it out after a while. Now they're best friends, but at first they really got in to some bad fights where normally the bulldog would get beat up pretty good. One's going to be Alpha, you need to let it happen.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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It'll get better over time. I was having the same problem when I brought my engligh bulldog puppy home to my Pit. I let the older dog put her in her place & the bulldog figured it out after a while. Now they're best friends, but at first they really got in to some bad fights where normally the bulldog would get beat up pretty good. One's going to be Alpha, you need to let it happen.
I am thinking you are correct. Although the male is small it is on his turf and he wants to assert his dominance. I am thinking your Pit is a bit young yet and has not developed her "girl" smell. Once that happens I think everything will get better.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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You need to be the alpha in the situation and claim the space that's disputed. They will both be subservient if you take control. Just let them know who's the boss.

And after Tony Danza time, be the dominant one.
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