Hi im new here so hey everybody, so I have two problems one not so serious and one very serious my 2 month old black lab(FEMALE) has a bad problem with overexcitment with other dogs mainly my 15 year old terrier lol he doesnt like to play to say the least,she jumps all over him scratching him im very patient and she seems to know im the boss in most other situations accept this one I can make her sit but as soon as I release her from sit she pounces, I wonder what should I do or will she grow out of it? and the second problem my friend has two huskies, Brothers might I add That almost kill each other on a daily basis but thier not agressive towards other dogs just each other It seems like the problem is one stares and it scares the other so much he attacks out of fear, other than that thier very friendly loving dogs id hate to see them get hurt bad got any advice? thank
1. Your puppy is still a baby and right now , from your post, your older terrier is giving her what are known as "puppy rights" and tolerating behavior he won't tolerate from her in a few months. Generally speaking as long as he doesn't try and actually harm her, let him correct her if he does. But, as leader, anytime you think enough is enought give your older dog a break by crating the puppy for a time. Actually she should be separated from him most of the time so that she bonds to you more than to the other dog.
2. As far as your friend's dogs go, he needs to work on absolute, "I call you haul," obedience from both of them under any and all circumstances. He also needs to work on long (up to 30 minute downs) from both dogs. But, even when/if he gets to that point, all bets will be off if he's not there to supervise. When he can't supervise or if he does not have the control to instantly call off a fight before it gets started, he should keep the two dogs separated except for possibly very short, carefully supervised play sessions.