I have a 9 mo old pit mix , NORMAN, that is a bit on the energetic side.. Good with people, good with all dogs, good at the dog park , very submissive..
At the dog park he just follows the others around and behaves appropriately. With the friends he has at home (neighbors dog) he like rough play.. too much!
Problem is we just adopted another pit mix . TOOTS,(1-2 years old female) , they get along very good but my NORMAN thinks she is his personal toy.. He wants to rough play 24-7 in the house. I do not want to allow this.. but he is very stubborn and after "ENOUGH" command or "NO" command goes right back to it.. ITs non stop.. Im about to jump out my window..
When this behavior starts, we separate them, but it only works for the moment, after they are brought back together, its right back to it..
If they are truly playing..... then why would you need to control them? If they are acting in a way that makes you feel like you have to control them, perhaps they are not playing? What is "rough play?" Are they really playing???
Dogs will wrestle and jump on top of each other and run around together like maniacs and roll on the ground and even grab ahold of each other's ears (gently) and that is all playing.
I am not sure that I understand your concern. You need to properly introduce new dogs, especially pit bulls, to be sure that they get along. If it has only been a week, I would not leave them alone together yet. Until you know that they are OK with one another.
***Edited By: kdubbs27 on 8/25/2007 10:45:46 PM*** Reason: fix
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