Looking for some advice! We brought home our 10 week old rough collie (Tyke) last Wednesday. We love him to death and were so excited for him to play with his 'cousins'...my sister has a Pyrenees/Anatolian (4 months, Trixie) and my brother in law has an Aussie mix. (10 weeks, Scout)
He met Trixie today and it was a terrible experience. She just does not know her own strength. We figured it'd be this way to be honest. Trixie's family's kids are terrified of her because she knocks them over and rips their clothes, things like that. Our puppy wants to play with her, but there is a 30 lb difference between them and she SMASHES him into the ground, stomps on his face, and runs over him over and over again in violent zoomies as he lies there crying or trying to get away. His cries don't phase her. Her owners have instructed us to just 'let them play it out', but I feel that that is NOT the way to go here.
And Scout is coming next week to stay for two weeks. He is MUCH more timid than she is and while we think he will be a perfect playmate for Tyke, the terrible steamroller Trixie will likely not get to play with either puppy unless we can figure out how to control her.
Is there any way to get a giant puppy to be a little calmer?