It’s important to realize when a puppy might not be interacting appropriately with another puppy or dog. Some puppies can be bullies, play far too roughly, or be overly exuberant and unable to read the room. We’re covering the steps you can take to help a puppy with appropriate interactions and what to know about puppy play.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • What I learned from a Jack Russel Terrier puppy and Border Collie puppy in the 90s.
  • How puppies learn when they are playing with littermates and that young puppies can show calming signals.
  • The reasons that puppies might be bullies including when they leave the litter.
  • About my experiences with Buzz and his discomfort with other dogs.
  • How Tater-Salad had an inappropriate play style when he came to live with us.
  • What to look for when you take your puppy to a play and socialization class.
  • When to use a positive interrupter to help your pup with appropriate interactions.
  • What to do if you have a softer puppy who is getting pushed around.
  • About puppies who badger your adult dog and how to keep older dogs safe.
  • That most adult dogs have a limited time where they give a puppy a “free pass”, but others have zero-
  • Ways to help exuberant puppies who have not yet learned to read the room.
  • How to set up your environment for success and safety for puppies and adult dogs.