My family knew we were biting off a little more than we can chew when we brought home a second puppy. Both of them are wonderful and they love each other. They like to sleep together but they don't always share toys and food which is disconcerting. Here's where things get rough. They are both psychos and they spend 65% or so of their time fighting, play fighting sure but it gets out of hand very quickly. My female which is my personal dog is a german wirehaired pointer, a hunting dog who's only going to get bigger and stronger. At 6 months old she's already almost 40 pounds, nearly 68% of her adult size. Our other dog is Petey, our family pug. He's 8 months old and roughly 15 pounds. He's not going to get much bigger. My wirehaired pointer, Alaska (who we call Allie for short) doesn't know her size and strength and has the potential to really unintentionally hurt Petey. Allie will steal Petey's toys which drives him crazy but even when she hasn't done anything he's often the one that starts scuffles and eggs her on as she bounces off the walls. This especially has to stop because they like to fight on us which is beyond annoying when we're trying to read or on our laptops and when she's an adult Allie on a dead sprint could crack a rib if she leaps on us running after Petey. Figures they've started to fight again as I type this. It's not like Allie gets out unscathed either. Petey is always biting at her floppy years and that causes her to cry and us to yell at him. He bites hard for a pug puppy and he could really tear up her ears. Allie has broken skin on Petey's face on two occasions now, minor and by accident of course but enough to cause concern. It's not fair to yell at either puppy for this. Even if we do scold them they are caught up in the moment and pay no attention to us and they will still go at each other even if we try to hold them back. They are much too strong to hold back completely and it hurts when we get in between both of their gnashing teeth and claws. We try putting them in the backyard to run off some energy but they want back inside immediately. We'll separate them for a few minutes but once we let them out there's another fight within minutes. Also both have been fixed and we thought bringing those hormones down would stop this but it clearly hasn't. Also I want to at least try to train Allie to hunt, she'll be used to chasing and flushing out small animals and I don't want her to see Petey or my frog, chameleon and tarantula as potential prey. I really want them to be able to play together and to enjoy their puppyhood and have good loving lives with us and with each other. I want them to be able to roughhouse but is there a way to make them settle down when they need to and break it up? Is there a way to show them that we mean it when we tell them to stop fighting?