Advice on 12 weeks old behavior
I have two questions in regards to my 12 week old puppy Rogue.
1. I have been hearing from others about how dominant my puppy is towards my other dog. My other dog, Storm, is a 2 year old female (spayed) shepherd/chow mix that is about 75 pounds. I know she is an insecure dog and always has been. She now only seems to be insecure when it comes to people. Well, my puppy, Rogue, definitely annoys Storm. Storm is very good with her but Rogue just goes after Storm all the time which I know is normal for a puppy. Well she tries to get on top of Storm as if trying to show dominance, and I have never thought anything about it because she is a puppy and in my mind there is no way she could try being dominant over my other dog. Well, yesterday Rogue got on my other dog humping her which looked hilarious because Rogue is still so small and Storm is so BIG! So my friends were like see I told you she is trying to be dominant over Storm because of how insecure Storm is... Do y'all think that it is even possible for a puppy to be dominant? The only reason I am questioning any of this is because of all of the horror stories I have heard about having 2 female dogs in the home and I would like to prevent any issues!
2. We took my puppy to a cook out and there were a couple of other dogs there. She was great with the tiny dogs (like Pomeranians) but there was one dog there that was a 1 year old boxer mix and Rogue was terrified of this dog. The dog was super sweet though and we tried to let Rogue smell him but she was just flat out terrified and wanted to get as far away from him as possible. She also tries to run away when we go on a walks if she hears a big dog barking.. How can I help her with this fear of random dogs?