New Malinois puppy and older pug.

  • New Malinois puppy and older pug.

     Bill updated 1 week, 5 days ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Cameron

    Member
    April 26, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    We have a 10 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever male, a 7 year old pug female, and recently a 12 week old malinois male. The Chesapeake and the puppy get along with the older telling him off a few times. The puppy thinks the pug is like his litter mates and wants to play, she doesn’t like it and can’t get away from him. He’s just too fast.

    Any advice on teaching the puppy to leave her alone? I really don’t think he understands that he’s too rough

  • Bill

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 6:06 AM

    Hi @cammc11 – Likely an option for consideration is to keep those 2 separated when you are not actively present. When you are present, you can monitor when the puppy gets too active and begins to annoy, remove him and work with him to reduce his mouthiness. As you work through this, you will want to keep in mind that you may need to provide guidance to the Mali so he learns about bite pressure and alternatives. As he ages, it may appear he is biting – but as Robert says, Puppies don’t bite. The Mali just needs to learn the alternative. Hope that helps or at least something to ponder. At some point the pug may let the Mali know, in dog behavior, to stop it and you are wise to do all you can to prevent that.

    • Cameron

      Member
      April 27, 2021 at 6:56 AM

      Thanks. We do not allow the puppy with the others unsupervised, and I agree that he’s not biting, he’s just playing. In the first week, the pug loved being chased and it was her that we had to control. Then the puppy had a big growth spurt and he’s more active and bigger and she’s overwhelmed. She’s tried to snap at him, but he’s oblivious to it. The bigger dog can growl and snap and he gets it right away, but she just doesn’t deliver the message to his brain.

      Redirecting him works sometimes, but she’s more fun for him so it doesn’t really work. Correcting him works, but slowly. It’s been almost 9 years since I’ve raised puppies and things have changed (improved), so I thought I’d reach out to see if somebody discovered a better way.

      He had Pano from his growth spurt so training that second week was non-existent (just worry that it was something more serious). He’s back to 100% so it’s back to 110% for me! LEAVE IT and NO are first on the agenda ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Bill

        Member
        April 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM

        Awesome! Glad to hear the Pano is subsiding – that had to be scary!! Hopefully others with more recent/abundant puppy experiences will chime in when they get a chance. Regards. ๐Ÿ˜€

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