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I have 2 dogs one named Luna who is 42 lbs and my other dog Loki who is 20 lbs. I just recently brought Luna home. The two did great with their meet and greet together but since they have been together in the home Loki has struggled with getting along with Luna. Loki often confuses her trying to play as her being violent. Loki constantly is the aggressor while Luna is trying to play. I feel as if I have done everything right to get the two to acclimate properly but my attempts I suppose have failed. They do get along time to time but Loki often throws all that out the window. Is there anything I can truly do to get them to coexist with no issues?
 

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Is there a chance Luna is being pushy and/or rude with this? And with that big of a difference in size, and maybe play styles, Loki has reason to worry. Can you describe and explain what you mean when you say he, "throws that out the window?"

In the meantime, I'd give Loki some quiet time completely separated from Luna and maybe look into finding compatible dog-owner pairs that you and Luna can meet with.
 

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Is there a chance Luna is being pushy and/or rude with this? And with that big of a difference in size, and maybe play styles, Loki has reason to worry. Can you describe and explain what you mean when you say he, "throws that out the window?"

In the meantime, I'd give Loki some quiet time completely separated from Luna and maybe look into finding compatible dog-owner pairs that you and Luna can meet with.
Luna and Loki often do play, mainly its when they chase each other. I know its play due to that being one of Lokis favorite pastime as he has been doing that since we got him (over a year ago). Luna sometimes gets overly excited and I assume Loki gets intimidated and gets a little aggressive which my girlfriend told me that Loki is just trying to tell Luna that he doesn’t like what she is doing. Unfortunately, Loki will get overly aggressive with her if she persists. Other times he thinks that she is attacking me when she is excited to see me and jumps on me. That’s what I mean when I say “he throws it out the window”. Typing this I realize Loki’s favorite type of play is fetch and chasing, Luna doesn’t care what it is she loves playing. To ensure Luna gets to play I take her to no leash dog parks and play fetch with her or play with the other dogs.
 

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with her if she persists
She is being rather rude here. Your girlfriend is right about Loki telling Luna that he doesn't like it and needs space. By the time you hear any growling or see air snapping, he has likely expressed through more subtle body language "Stop," several times. Which, when Luna essentially ignores again, Loki escalates. When you see Loki give Luna "I'm done," signals, and you can tell Luna is going to persist, separate them. Not as a punishment, but as listening and meeting Loki's need for peace and helping teach Luna canine manners.

I assume you teach your dogs not to jump on you? Because if Loki already has this down, and sees Luna jump on you; well, according to the rules of the house, she's not listening to you either, is she? So, he's helping reinfore proper behavior. Of course, not all dogs police the behavior of other dogs, so this particular mindset might not be accurate here. It could be resource guarding with you as the resource, though if these are the only incidents, I don't necessarily think this is the case. Is there a way to separate Luna or the two farther from the door when you come home? It would give them more space and less body pressure, which should help with this bottleneck of sorts. Alternatively, you can teach them to go to mats and wait until you release them. Or, if you like enthusiastic greetings (I do), instead of having the greeting right at the door, you can lead them to a more open space first.

As Luna settles in and learns etiquette through maturity, training, and experience, and Loki learns he will get his space, a lot of this should resolve.
 
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