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Really need some guidance

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My 8 month old, 16 lb. Bichpoo has been befriended by an 18 month old, 46lb. Labradoodle who is 4 or 5 times his size. He loves to take my puppy’s neck in his mouth and hold him down. My pup comes away from this “play” soaking wet and filthy and the Doodle’s owner thinks it’s cute. I do not. Today, after a particularly rough time last evening, my pup doesn’t want to eat or drink and is just laying at my feet. I didn’t see any skin breaks and he’s not acting painful, but I wonder if the two things are connected. The owner is my neighbor and we’re becoming friends, but I do not want my pup hurt. Should I get him a studded collar? Thoughts?
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You need to stop this "play." It isn't play.. it is domineering your puppy. Advocate for your puppy. He needs you to prevent this. He does not need "dog friends." He needs YOU to be his primary bond.

Remember, your puppy is a little kid and he is also a little dog. Allowing this play, which is NOT play could physically and mentally hurt your puppy. It is like taking a 3 year old out and letting him play with rough 15 year old boys who will knock him down and pin him or even toss him back and forth. You would not allow that to happen with your child! Don't allow it to happen to your puppy.
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