Re: Puppy playing rougher w/older dog now!
I don't have any advise, sorry, but my Bo is now 4 months old too and he is becoming more assertive than he was before, he is more protective of his chew bones, before Bella would just go take it away from Bo and he did nothing but now when she comes close he shows his gums/teeth growls etc too. He is also playing more roughly than before, Bella kind of walked all over him but now he is defending himself more. I keep a close watch over them, and if they seem a little to rough I say Enough and pull them apart. They don't know what it means but I hope they will learn it. Mostly it is play but it can get a little meaner over things than other times, so maybe it is normal?
Heidi, human mom to
Daisy, 6 yr JRT
Bella, 3 yr GSD
Bo, 2 yr GSD
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