We rescued a boxer/mis pup about 3 months ago she is such a joy but very jealous of affection we give our 3 yr old chihuahua. He is all but 6lbs and she is 40lbs and they play nice for a bit then she just wont leave him alone she follows nip nipping and biting his neck. HE gets aggressive and barks and nips her face. She use to retreat and take his warning he is done but now she does it more and more and at times goes after him which I ahve to break it up and kennel them both until calm. I dont know what to do. They get equal affection but if i hold chihuahua or pet him she (puppy) comes over and will climb on us and basically push him out of the way. I feel so bad for my little bruno, They get 2 One hour walks daily food. Oh and we have our new puppy in her second set of puppy classes so she gets socialized but not seeming to help with our chi. She gets along fine with other dogs and actually always throws herself on her back to all other dogs big or small PLEASE HELP any suggestions?
Sounds like just puppy play in your boxer. They can get annoying to older dogs sometimes. If you are holding your Chihuahua and don't want the boxer puppy on your lap at that time redirect the boxer to a bone, pig ear, or toy in the floor beside you. Puppies don't have to do everything they want to. Good luck with your crew.
I love German Shepherds and will always have one with me for the rest of my life!