Recently I took my dog over to my brother's house to play with his year old Corgie. The two love to play together and his Corgi even whines when Bella leaves. I will admit though that they play hard - it's one of the things that makes it so great. They wear each other out and then sleep like babies afterwards. After this last time though, about 4 hours afterwards I went back to my brother's where he asked me if Bella bit Lady. He then showed me a spot on Lady's back where there was bleeding (a little spot not like a true dog bit). Now, I was there while they played and never once did I hear Lady, the Corgi, yelp. All I heard was the playful growling and barking they always do. My brother and his wife even said that they aren't certain if Bella did it or if Lady just rubbed up against something rough outside or bit herself (my sister-in-law said the site looked like one of the places where a node/mole might have been and that Lady could have just been scratching/nipping at it herself). They did not seem worried about it, but for me any sign that my dog might be aggressive worries me. If Bella did this, is it a sign that she is becoming aggressive? Should I not let the two play together until Bella's further along in her training?
Or should I just chaulk it up to puppies playing a little too hard - unless, of course, it happens again?
I am in a situation in wich my schanauzer Buddy who is over 30 pounds.. I am sure that he is a bitter, he bite me over the cat. I would watch them and see what happens, but if it happens agian a trainer is in order...
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i was wondering the same thing with my dogs, they play so rough and Daisy is bigger then Bentley and runs and dives at him and he goes rolling threw the yard, and she will pin him down and hold him down and bite on him and yank on his ears and to me Bentley is half her size, I always seperate them when Daisy starts getting mean, But Bentley never yelps or anything but she uses him as a rag doll and i feel bad for my little man because he is only 7 pounds and shes 12(i think more like 15 pounds now) So i let them go at it or stop her? She is the dominet one, She takes his treats and i will take it back from her and give it to him but he wont take it knowing she will come after him if he did touch it. The same with toys, he cant have anything with out Daisy taking it away or dive bombing him and biting on his ears and tail and pretty hard to- I know they are just playing but because hes smaller i feel bad that she treats him so badly- But think hes embaressed that i always pick him up and carry him away from her..lol
Sounds like an accident. Stryder (I believe) got toothed by Kiba and had a open wound on his head about the size of a quarte. They're a mouthy breed and like biting onto one another.
It sounds like rough play... and not aggressiveness. Also remember that your guy is just a pup and they dont really know the "rules" yet of how to play nicely.. if he is playing too rough I'd seperate them for a bit and then return them to each other to play.
i wouldnt worry about it, part of their development is knowing how hard to bite gently when playing with other dogs and i would encourage the playing as its important to socialize them!
if ever nips or bites you out of aggression i would work on displaying some dominance to him.
another part of doggy development is learning their place in the pack, AKA family. some dogs, especially around puberty, try to compete for alpha male.
when it becomes a habitual thing accompanied by other displays of aggression--like getting grabby with treats or refusing to get off furniture --then you may some help from a professional trainer. one of my dogs was displaying these behaviors and actually bit me twice, once drawing blood. we didnt know what to do, so as a last ditch effort we tried to establish our dominance in mild ways, and it worked! we just emphasized doing tricks like rolling over and being petted for treats (rolling over is a sign of submission), and emphasized that he walk behind our feet on the leash outside.. and after a few weeks the dominance faded away. (getting him fixed helped too). now he's a big baby and not at all aggressive towards anyone, so you know, its not the end of the world if the aggressive behaviors are addressed immediately, and when they are still young.