When little dogs encounter big dogs what do you expect to happen? Not every encounter is picture perfect when little dogs meet big family dogs. And yet, they can lend themselves to some interesting and hilarious moments.
According to several dog behavioral specialists, Cesar Milan included, one big mistake people make when introducing little rescue dogs from different packs or bringing in big family dogs is by just tossing them together in one pack’s territory and hoping that they’ll get along. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t. Do you own big family dogs and little dogs? How do they get along? What breed do you consider the best family dog?
Big Family Dogs Can Be Gentle Giants
When bringing a new dog into another pack’s territory, (Please note, a pack can be the existing dog and your family. It doesn’t take five or six dogs to make a pack, just one can become territorial.) you run the risk of the dogs becoming assertive or aggressive in order to defend what is theirs. Depending on the new dog’s energy (whether they are big family dogs or little dogs) they could be gentle, may become fearful and completely submissive, or they may fight back. I’ve found our mixed-breed rescue dogs fit in quickly with the family. What about you?
Little Dogs Can Dominate A Pack
No matter the size of your dog, albeit a big family dog or a little dominant dog, fights may happen. An important thing to remember is that you are in charge and conflict like this is not the end of the world. Quickly and calmly break up the fight, redirect the dog’s attention, take them for a walk together, and don’t worry if it may happen again. As long as you, the pack leader, remain calm your dogs will come to trust you and the new pack more.
Big Dog Little Dog Videos of 2017
2017 has brought about many fun videos showing big family dogs meeting little dogs. Funny Animals put together this amazing compilation. Pit Bulls and pups are so cute! Don’t miss the Great Danes and Chihuahuas. If you own a Pug you know they have no issue with being smaller because they see themselves as big dogs.
One of my favorites is the German Shepherd being held at bay by a Chihuahua puppy. So very funny. No wait, my favorite was the Terrier backing down the Mastiff!
Oh goodness, just crank up the sound, expand the screen, and enjoy!
What is your favorite from the 2017 video compilation?