My 9 week old basenji likes to play rough with my roommates 2 yo dachshund. She loves to nip at him every where…tail, legs, throat, ears, neck, face, you name it.
When my roommate isn't home she loves to nip at him and he seems very docile and just is trying to get away/avoid her. He goes in his crate, but she follows right in with him and eventually forces him to leave his own crate!
When she gets like this, getting her to sit (although she does know what "sit" means now and is beginning to stay) by command is impossible. I try to block her way to him but she just tries to get around, she eventually will go to her bully stick, but once I leave, she is back at it again.
When my roommate is home, she still tries to play the same with her, but the dachshund isn't docile anymore. Last night, my roommate and I were watching TV on the couch and both dogs were on the couch, they were playing and then all the sudden the puppy yelps extremely loudly and continues for about 10sec or so. I comforted her when she was as I guess it was just instinct as I didn't know if she was hurt (which she wasn't), but then it made me think, should I have just let her go? Was the dacshund just showing her what was out of bounds?