08-01-2013, 12:00 PM
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I think perhaps you are approaching this issue from the wrong end. The real question is, how to do you teach the boxer to not be such a pest to your small dog?
Your small dog is not doing anything wrong by expressing his discomfort with the larger dog's advances. The larger dog needs to learn to respect these signals.
Start with managing the situation better with gates, crates, leashes etc, to give the two of them time apart. Then when they are together, reward the larger dog for calm behavior. Keep the larger dog on a leash and ask for a "sit" and reward her with food bits for good behavior.
Keep the training positive, so the dogs think positively about being together (any punishments doled out when they are together, may make them eventually dislike each other.)
Last edited by Tess; 08-01-2013 at 12:03 PM.