We have a 3month old yellow lab. approx 30lbs. Very fun. She is not allowed on the furniture and pottys on a leash in the street. We have always dog sat our friends toy poodle (approx 5 lbs.) every Christmas break. But this will be the first time we have our own dog. I brought the puppy by to meet the poodle and the poodle was frightened of the puppy. Which only made the puppy more dominant. What concerns me the most is that the poodle uses a wee wee pad. I'm not as concerned that the puppy will use it as I'm worried that she will tear it apart. The wee wee pad needs to be out in the open for the poodle so she will use it. Any suggestions??
The way i always have Tito meet other dogs is to ask the person to bring there dog off both dogs turf. Maybe a walk in the woods or a park. Then have complete control on your dog and the other person have control on theres walk up to each other tell your own dog to sit and stay and shake the other persons hand and tlak a little bit then begin to walk with both humans in the middle and each dog by your side. Try to keep each dog at the same length out so one dosnt try to become pack leader. after about 20 mins walking we bring the more calm dog in between both persons. Then about 15 mins both dogs can be next to each other and by then they already know there both there and that there humans are friends and they dont go AS crazy hyper. By the end of the walk Tito and his new buddy are running free together. With humans I make him sit and stay and tell the person comming into my hosue to not look or speak to Tito. i kepp him on leash. After 10 mins i will tell Tito to come TO ME! and then again to sit. So when he sits with me he is now close to the new person. If he stays calm i will ley the person pet him without speaking. Then they can talk if he stays calm. Tito is a happy jumper and is learning. And this has helped a ton! good luck.
Intrduce them on neutral ground such as a park and let them smell each other and get to know one another then walk them home together. Then bring the poodle into your yard, AKA your dogs territory, and see how they react toward each other. Keep an eye on them but allow them both off the leash and allow them to roam and just become accustomed to one another. If everything goes alright they should be fine in a little while, but if the puppy is showing signs of aggression/the poodle let them go. I mean not full on I WANT TO KILL you fight but it is just a way of settleing their dominance and dogs in the wild do that daily. Then once that is in order, they will be fine. You must not act frightened or nervous around them when you do this thought because that fear can be put into the dog sand then the dogs will become scared and may fight for real. So just stay calm and dont worry about a thing. They will be fine. GOOD LUCK!