So I have a friend who has a 6 month old Rottweiler, finally a dog that Walter can play with instead of the little dogs. The two boys get along great, lots os chasing and wrestling. The problem is Walter doesn't know when to stop. Hobey(Rottweiler) gets tired and wants to stop and just hang out but Walter wants to keep playing. I separated the two, alternating between one in the laundry room and the other one with free roam. Once they are separated they crash and are out like a light.
What can I do so Walter will leave hobey alone when he wants to crash? Any suggestions are appreciated.
So agree with @Casper! My daughter has a boxer/bullmastiff mix who is 2 years old. He and Bogey play soooo hard, and Elliot is so much kinder than Bogey! Bogey just won't quit, but when Elliot has had enough, he lets Bogey know. There are times I just take him away from the situation though, just to give poor Elliot a break!
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Sounds just like Tubby. He will be dead tired from playing but will not stop. The only way he stops is if we take him out of the situation or the other dog will snap at him and he kind of gets the hint.
-He's like the energizer bunny he just never stops. You would think we deprived him of playing and exercise but he just loves it. I'm hoping he'll grow out of it soon. I feel bad for the other dogs lol
It is the Bulldog way.... they do not know when to stop. Hobey has to let Walter know when he has had enough... otherwise, do as you do... seperate and give them a rest when you realize it is time to settle down
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Thank you all for the help, its kind of what I was figuring. Walter also needs "practice". Everybody around us has small dogs and there aren't alot of big dogs for Walter to play with and learn. Hobey is also only around 2-3 times a year, but he is coming this weekend so hopefully all goes well.
Walter has been preparing for Hobey though, getting lots of extra sleep!
lol Walter is preparing for Hobey......too funny. That Walter, he's no dummy.
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Maya (pitbull puppy) has so much energy and mack will.play with her until he throws up from breathing so hard, so I usually intervene and get them both to lay down after a while, or when I notice Mack breathing hard
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