Well we got our puppy a week ago and she was wonderful, calm, smart, obedient and I can tell she had great temperament. So after a couple of days we decided to socialize her.. My wife had asked her friends who had also just bought a male gs puppy @10 weeks old to come and play..
I had to go to the store and when I returned she was in the backyard getting dominated, humped, chased and aggressively biten by this male!! She was growling, snarling and biting back in defense!!
I immediately separated her and took her inside.. Kinda flipped on my wife and her friend.. They said "they thought that's how pups play"!!
They are both first time dog owners so I can't blame them..
So now I noticed everytime she see's another dog, she barks none stop..
I can't calm her down either
Please help! What to do??
Hmmm! What do you mean by dominating? Humping, well we all know what that is.. and is unacceptable to be sure.
Growling, snarling, biting, not so uncommon, but you mention your wife is a first time owner, leading me to believe that you are not, and therefore giving you more credit for recognizing bad behavior. ? Sometimes you have to go on instinct, but admittedly, my instincts have been way off the mark more than once.
My pup had a littermate come back to live with us for a short time. He played much too hard for her. She did not like it. It was not right for her. They had to be kept separate. I believe some dogs like to play rougher than others. My pup is a rough playin' boy but there's no aggression. He just loves the chase, the rolling around, etc. Maybe your girl doesn't. I wouldn't subject her to that, either.
Too bad you couldn't have gotten a vid. I have been in doubt about the play behavior at times, too, and posted a vid for people to critique. Very helpful. If you could do that, I'm sure you'd get a ton of feedback.
Last suggestion might be to always be home during any pup play sessions!
Curious for your update on how she did with the other pups today!