Lately my parent-in-laws have been joining my wife and I on our nightly walk with She-Ra at our favorite park that's equidistant to all of us. My brother-in-law and his wife join us as well, bringing along their miniature Schnauzzer, who's still a puppy. Six people walking two dogs…fun, eh? Still, it's great fun and we all get exercise and the dogs get a loooong walk in the process.
Problem is, She-Ra often mistakes Abigail, the Schnauzzer, for something fun to chase, so you get the She-Ra/Abigail 500. To her credit, Abigail knows to go submissive and lay down when She-Ra gets right up to her. NOT to her credit, Abigail waits until She-Ra walks off and takes a pot-shot at her almost every time. It's play, I know, and Abigail seems to want She-Ra to chase her half the time, but I worry about her getting too aggressive, and so do the in-laws.
We've done all kinds of things like letting She-Ra take point and walk ahead, in wide open areas of the park I take her for an out-and-out run while the rest of the group walks the little dog. However, at some point both dogs have to be together, so I'm wondering if anyone knows some tricks outside of what we already do (keeping her on a short leash, separating the two, etc.).
It's not a horrible thing, but I don't want our in-laws afraid to bring their dog around our dog. At the same time, to be perfectly honest, it's also made me appreciate the walks where its just me and the wife. Hee hee