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Wolfgang herds her outside - nips at her hocks (comes up with a mouth full of fur), bites her tail, bites her ears...

WE are teaching him bite inhibition but she is being WAY too tolerant!!! She doesnt growl at him but looks at us to make him stop! She wont hesitate to tell another dog what she thinks but for some reason, she lets Wolfgang get away with murder. I dont want her to snap!!! Any advice?
 

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http://www.flyingdogpress.com/artlibreg.htm from there:

It Takes A Village-explains the puppy privelige that stable adult dogs give-until they do snap. Sometimes that's good-if it is a stable adult who gives a fair correction, and it sounds like Sasha is.
http://www.flyingdogpress.com/puppack.html

Because you don't want an adult like this-He Just Wants to Say Hi
http://www.flyingdogpress.com/sayhi.html

I have helped adult dogs who get flustered by puppies by removing the puppy and allowing the adult to play outside with me without the puppy for a while then tiring the puppy out, then putting them together. So you have a dog who has gotten good attention from you and a puppy who is going to be better behaved and hopefully that works. Sometimes though I overtire the puppy and then they are cranky...it's not always easy. HA! Also if you can distract him with other things to chase that would maybe help.

Poor Ava walked around with a poodle puppy humping her at a friend's house because he was a baby and she was being polite. It was kind of annoying-just to watch! I kept taking him off of her-he was like those little clip on koala bears that were so popular a long time ago. A female golden retriever a couple of weeks later snapped at him and he immediately stopped. Sometimes the patient momma dog types are almost too patient, like you said.
 

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We have the same problem with our Mollie and Blue - poor Mollie has scabs on her jowls! So thanks for these links!

On an up note, I have noticed Blue's not so rough with other dogs and he is learning to bite softer with us. Now we just need to work on saving Mollie, poor patient girl.

~L'aura
 

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANPoor Ava walked around with a poodle puppy humping her at a friend's house because he was a baby and she was being polite. It was kind of annoying-just to watch! I kept taking him off of her-he was like those little clip on koala bears that were so popular a long time ago.
Keefer used to do that to Dena, lol! This was back when he was about 1/4 her size - she'd be laying there calmly on the floor and he'd jump on her back and start humping her. After a moment or two of hysterical giggles (hey, it was FUNNY!) we'd tell him "off" and make him get off her. If it bugged her she'd just stand up and dump him on the floor, sometimes before we even had a chance to make him stop. Now once in awhile he'll put his paws on her back during play, and I'll tell him "off!" and he'll stop right away.

If I felt they were getting too rough I'd just make them both do some obedience stuff for treats. Which is why to this day, Keefer will lay on the floor and stare at me for hours.
Hey, you never know when treats might start flying across the room at him, right? It also had the size benefit of making him the most focused dog in his puppy class by far.
Interrupting rough play = training opportunity.
 

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Friends of mine have 2 labradors. The older one was very, very tolerant of the puppy until it turned about 18 months old. Now, when Gracie was a puppy and over their house, if Gracie just looked at her, she gave a low growl (the other one lives here, missy, you're just a visitor so watch out
). Gracie, to this day, gives wide berth when over there!
 

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When Tazer first arrived here, she could absolutely torment the adults (well, except for the 16 year old who immediately gave her reason to back off) and they'd put up with it with only an occasional grumpy sound. I kept telling them that it was okay if they got after her a bit more! In fact poor Khana (my youngest chow) was treated like a chew toy and she'd be running around the yard with this shepherd pup hanging off of her neck half the time.

But as the months have gone by and Tazer's gotten bigger - she'll be eight months old tomorrow - the puppy license has worn off and the girls are treating her more like an adult. If she gets too pushy, they don't have much problem in letting her know that she needs to back off. She tries to still lick at their faces and do the "I'm the PUPPY" routine but they don't fall for it much anymore .. *L* .. although she can still get a toy away from Trick half the time.

So if you have a nice stable adult, it's pretty normal for them to let a puppy get away with a lot at first. I always stepped in and stopped things if it looked like the pup was going overboard and that seems to keep things from boiling over. And as time goes by, there will be more willingness in the adults to say "enough!" if the pup gets too pushy.

Melanie and the gang in Alaska
 

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Jack terrorizing Sofie...
She gave his puppy license a long run and still lets him get away with a lot of stuff, but she also would have a little a heart to heart - LOL, at times.


a little talk..
 

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Wolfgang will herd her and when he nips he's hanging off her butt! If he's too annoying she will toss him but he'll come up with a mouth full of fur! (We're still trying to get a picture of that!)
 
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