I have a white king pomeranian named Toby. He is 3 years old and originally was given to my teenage son as a gift about 6 months ago. My son is ill and currently in the hospital so I have Toby. I also have a Yorkie who I've worked very hard to train but since Toby came, he doesn't really mind as well. He (Toby) runs off any chance he gets and its a constant battle keeping him from trying to mount my male Yorkie, get on my furniture, and steal everyone else's food. Over the weekend he growled at me when he got into trouble for trying to mount my little dog so I think its time for him to go.
Most of time he seems happy with his ears up and tail wagging. I assume he's taking the role of alpha male but when he gets into trouble he's usually very submissive so I'm confused. When he growled at me I went nuts, mostly yelling (really growling back at him) and since it was almost bedtime anyway, I put him in his kennel. He's been extremely submissive since then. I have a feeling he growled at me out of fear but I really don't know how else to make him stop mounting my little dog. If I were certain I was keeping him I would get him fixed but he's such a pretty dog I think he would make beautiful puppies.
Also, I have a routine with my Yorkie who is now completely confused. They both know their names but when one of them gets into trouble, they both react. So, when one is being rewarded they both expect it. Likewise, when one is in trouble they both scatter. Toby is bigger so he just pushes his way wherever my Yorkie (Harley) is. For example, Harley sits in a small area of my chair on a pillow. When I get Harley and put him next to me in his spot, Toby tries to get there too. He's too big and Harley often times either falls or gets out of the way and goes away. Harley had some health issues so I've been taking extra care to watch how much he is eating but Toby will sneak over and get Harley's food when his own food bowl has the exact same thing in it. Same thing with bedtime. I have no choice but to kennel Toby because I can't trust him not to. Harley does sleep at the foot of my bed but he knows better than to get off the bed until I wake up and allow it. I feel bad for Toby but I don't want to change Harley's routine just because we have Toby now.
Toby really is a sweet dog but I don't think keeping him is going to be an option. Although, I am getting somewhat attached to him his bad behavior is outweighing my love. In the morning I usually get my coffee and take them out but Toby takes off (knowing his leash is going to run out) and knocks my coffee all over me. Harley, whom I had trained exactly where to go is now wanting to run off the same way Toby does if I happen to give him the opportunity. I never let him out on purpose, I'm just not used to the dog darting out the door every time it gets opened.
I need to find him a home and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post, I know most people don't like that.