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05-15-2014 06:38 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
my sister has papillons,,they beat up masi on a daily basis,,(a fun beat up Masi is really good with them,,hope she's just as good with my new mini that's arriving, gee in about an hour
Mini what??
05-15-2014 06:36 PM
JakodaCD OA my sister has papillons,,they beat up masi on a daily basis,,(a fun beat up Masi is really good with them,,hope she's just as good with my new mini that's arriving, gee in about an hour
05-15-2014 06:30 PM
Chip18 Don't underestimate the "size" of the challenge here! Little dog might not have much in the way of common sense but they swing a big "package" as it were. They have not problem getting in the face of dogs more than 20 times there size!

That says alot about "attitude!" You "civilize" one of those guys and you've done something to be proud of!
05-15-2014 06:25 PM
jrennie15
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Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
Ideally, there should be age difference not less than 2 years. Then the younger dog (better of the opposite sex) would always treat the older as a superior. No, your GSD puppy wouldn't bite your small chap, most likdely he/she will choose him to be his/her best teacher and copy his/her behaviour. So, prepare for possible barking in unison. And, two dogs often work as a team against other dogs. You Pomeranian would provoke, and your GSD would start protecting his/her smaller friend one day - that is where all your troubles may occur. You should start training young puppy from the very first day you get him, possibly walking separately from your other dog. Any forbidding commands wouldn't work neither for barking, nor for attacking other dogs. So, it wouldn't be a bad idea to plan to neuter one of them if not both.
My Pom is neutered, and he is five years old- so that works out well. Any dog we own will be spayed or neutered. However.. I am not sure I would want a puppy learning anything from my Pom ha ha.
05-15-2014 06:23 PM
jrennie15
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Originally Posted by Harry and Lola View Post
When you get your GSD pup, they may be about the same size, so your Pom shouldn't be frightened and as your GSD pup grows, they will probably be bonded together so your GSDs increase in size will probably go unnoticed by your Pom.

I have to say, my 5yo GSD girl loves little dogs, regardless of how badly mannered they are, she puts up with their aggression and just enjoys being around them.

My 3yo GSD male only loves very dominant, tough little dogs, he doesn't do well with ones that are fearful.

I'm sure you will be fine, you might have to iron out a few wrinkles but you probably would regardless of the breed
Thanks for your help everyone! I greatly appreciate it!

J
05-15-2014 06:08 PM
Harry and Lola When you get your GSD pup, they may be about the same size, so your Pom shouldn't be frightened and as your GSD pup grows, they will probably be bonded together so your GSDs increase in size will probably go unnoticed by your Pom.

I have to say, my 5yo GSD girl loves little dogs, regardless of how badly mannered they are, she puts up with their aggression and just enjoys being around them.

My 3yo GSD male only loves very dominant, tough little dogs, he doesn't do well with ones that are fearful.

I'm sure you will be fine, you might have to iron out a few wrinkles but you probably would regardless of the breed
05-15-2014 06:06 PM
David Taggart Ideally, there should be age difference not less than 2 years. Then the younger dog (better of the opposite sex) would always treat the older as a superior. No, your GSD puppy wouldn't bite your small chap, most likdely he/she will choose him to be his/her best teacher and copy his/her behaviour. So, prepare for possible barking in unison. And, two dogs often work as a team against other dogs. You Pomeranian would provoke, and your GSD would start protecting his/her smaller friend one day - that is where all your troubles may occur. You should start training young puppy from the very first day you get him, possibly walking separately from your other dog. Any forbidding commands wouldn't work neither for barking, nor for attacking other dogs. So, it wouldn't be a bad idea to plan to neuter one of them if not both.
05-15-2014 05:13 PM
trcy I have two smaller dogs. One is 20 pounds and the other is 30 pounds. Yes, they have gotten into fights with the GSD, but the GSD doesn't seem to want to hurt them. He could if he wanted to. Other than bite marks (scratches) on the nose of the 30 pound dog and bite marks (scratches) on the 20 pounds dogs ear he has not caused major damage to them.

I got the worst end of one fight when the 30 pound dog locked onto my hand instead of the GSD. That has been the worst injury and the fighting rarely happens now.
05-15-2014 05:08 PM
jrennie15 That is an excellent video Chip! Thank you for sharing that, I will contact one of our local trainers and keep working with him in a controlled environment.

Thanks!

J
05-15-2014 03:16 PM
Chip18 Adding a second dog to home with a dog that has "issues" is seldom a recipe for success. Your already anticipating problems from the dog you don't have yet. Not a good place to start.

Best advice is to double up on training your Pom or find a Pom rescue and pass him on.

It's not a big dog small dog thing, it's a well trained dog vs a dog with problems thing. I have met a few small dogs and found them to be very nice dogs, so it can be done. But its not easy (as you seem to know). But your present dog is where you need to start!

Sounds like you need to look at this:

Train him like the Big Dawg he thinks he is!
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