Hi Rocky18, and greetings from a fellow Newfoundlander! (where are you located?... we're on Fogo Island) I am doubtful that you have a permanent, nor particularly serious, problem with your critters. In our past experience we have learned that these issues, more often than not, have a way of working themselves out all on their own, and it will soon be a peaceful, loving relationship all around. But please keep us updated as to your progress.
My wife and I are about to get our first shepherd in almost 30 years, (just two more weeks!) so we are getting super-excited, and I suppose even maybe a bit nervous, as we are surely a little rusty in puppy-raising after all this time. We also have a most awesome and beautiful purebred Shih Tzu named Chrissy, and although she has almost zero experience around other dogs, we are confident that the two of them will soon become the best of friends, despite their huge size difference. You see, we recently left little Chrissy in St. John's for our daughter to dogsit while we traveled in Africa for 6 weeks, and to our surprise, within just two days of meeting her first dog in her 9+ years, Chrissy became the closest of buddies with our daughter's enormous black lab. We were shocked, to say the least! Anyway, this has given us encouragement to believe that she will also fall in love with our soon-to-arrive Sheba, who is a positively stunning
5 week old female shepherd, who has two gigantic, fine specimens for parents, so she too will most likely be a very
big girl herself soon!
Please keep us updated as to your situation, but try to to worry too much, as I think things will begin to settle down, and will work themselves out in due time.
Focus On Newfoundland
this is our little Sheba at 5 weeks... photo taken last week