I hope you get some responses as mine won't be comforting. I have a 14 year old shih tzu that isn't able to be out with my pup (just turned a year old), not because of the rambunctiousness of the pup so much as my old dog's inability to accept the pup into the household. Even now, after over 10 months, my old dog still growls, snarls and carries on the whole time my pup is even in sight. He won't hush (he's also partially deaf and has cataracts) and eventually I get fed up with the noise and the old dog is relegated back to my bedroom. I feel badly, but he .. just .. won't .. hush. Even if the pup is babygated away from him, he'll come to the gate so he can bark at him.
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)