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12-19-2013 07:35 PM
Neko When our dog plays at a park with a friends dog and it gets too rough, we yell "take a break" they split and come to us and resume in a few min =)
12-19-2013 05:39 PM
pets4life let your pup grow a bit hes too tiny
12-18-2013 10:35 PM
kschron Thanks for the video link, JeanKBBMMMAAN. I have been trying to call them both when it gets to the point the puppy seems like he's trying to hide. My GSD, Maylee, comes right away and sits. The puppy will come and immediately start trying to play with Maylee again!

When I do call them and they both come, I have been giving them treats. Some times they both take a breather after this and will get distracted with other things. My question....do you think by giving them treats, I am rewarding them for playing rough? Or for coming when called?

Thanks for everyone's advice and stories!
12-14-2013 08:55 AM
llombardo
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The puppy is running away and trying to hide = it is too much. Step in and protect the puppy.

Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not? | Animal Behavior and Medicine Blog | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Note that her information is based on research.

I call for time out - and the dogs will pause. While it may seem like I am a namby-pamby positive type owner, a lot of structure exists, that the dogs understand.
A leave it or park it can work and a simple go play releases them.
12-14-2013 08:24 AM
doggiedad i like that your dogs will pause on command. what do you say to them?
do they wait for a command to continue?

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Originally Posted by JeanKBBMMMAAN View Post
The puppy is running away and trying to hide = it is too much. Step in and protect the puppy.

Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not? | Animal Behavior and Medicine Blog | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Note that her information is based on research.

>>>>> I call for time out - and the dogs will pause. <<<<<

While it may seem like I am a namby-pamby positive type owner, a lot of structure exists, that the dogs understand.
12-14-2013 06:54 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN The puppy is running away and trying to hide = it is too much. Step in and protect the puppy.

Bonnie the Bull Terrier and Porter the Pitbull: Dog Park Pals or Not? | Animal Behavior and Medicine Blog | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Note that her information is based on research.

I call for time out - and the dogs will pause. While it may seem like I am a namby-pamby positive type owner, a lot of structure exists, that the dogs understand.
12-13-2013 05:44 PM
SoCal Rebell
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My male GSD played rough with my golden puppy to. I would step in if I thought it was to much, but for the most part I let them play. I will say that my golden has taken on GSD behaviors when he plays and how he plays. He handles himself quite well. I have an older golden and he doesn't play the same way. The puppy herds the male GSD just like the GSD did to him. It's not so bad that I stop it, it's the puppy's way of catching him. They are best friends and the GSD is always looking out for him, he took him under his wing.
Same here my male GSD met his sister Golden Retriever he was 4.5 years old, she was 8 weeks. He played rough with her but never out of control, now with her being 4 and him 8.5 they still play rough, She plays rope a dope with him letting himself wear out and than she goes on the attack. She is the most protective Golden I've ever seen.

When she was about 4.5 months I started taking her to Dog Park, an aggressive boxer approached her and when she rolled on her back to submit the Boxer bit her and she yelped, my GSD charged from 50 ft. away and I'm sorry to say the Boxer needed a trip to the vet.



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12-13-2013 04:35 PM
Harry and Lola The noise and roughness from GSDs playing can be quiet a shock for non GSD people and even GSD people who only have one and are not used to the play. I wouldn't worry about older GSD putting puppies head in their mouth, as long as your older one has learned bite inhibition. I look at Harry and Lola and good play to them is lots of noise and lots of mouthing - silence is a worry!
12-13-2013 01:43 PM
ZoeandMoe Yes, Same here. I have a year old Female GSD and just brought home a 9 week Male GSD last week. The first day, My female wouldn't play with him at all. After the first day however, She plays pretty rough at times but always to his level. When she plays tug the rope with him she pulls him around the room slowly. yes, She puts his complete head/neck in her mouth too but doesn't bite down. He is the little feisty one though and better watch out, lol
12-12-2013 05:34 PM
kschron Thanks so much for the replies! I'm glad I'm not the only one and I do tend to be a worry wart I'll just continue to monitor them but I really appreciate the reinsurance!
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