Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
I think that a little playing like this is okay, as long as you have a way to get them to stop when you feel it's getting out of hand. The problem with having two puppies the same age is that there is no "voice of reason". When our pup gets a little too crazy, the older ones let her know this in no uncertain terms! Since you don't have an older dog to teach her when enough is enough, you'll have to keep a close eye on it and be the one to put a stop to it. Crating is one way to stop this, as long as they don't feel they're being punished in the crate. Always use the same word when you try to stop them from playing rough like this, such as "enough!", and then follow up with a special treat in their crate. Also, try to encourage non-bitey play, such as chasing a ball together. Good luck!