Personally, I think if you intervene you do more harm than good. Dogs are very very good at regulating each other. And whether it makes sense to us or not, from what I've seen if the older and softer dog really is bothered, she won't hesitate to communicate that VERY clearly. The thing is, if you look closely at the video she's clearly enjoying the game...
I currently have an 80 lb 1 yr old GSD and a 5 or 6 lb chi in my house...never had to intervene and they've effectively established their own structure...more often than not when I get up they're snuggled up together! Dogs do this well...people muddy the interaction for both dogs by intervening!
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain
Last edited by tim_s_adams; 01-17-2018 at 12:32 AM.