Ha, ha, ha…I might be the only on here who isn't entirely sure of the pack order in my house...although I think Brando is the most dominant one. Both Ruby and Brando are super active and super easy going...until they are pissed.
The only time Brando has actually rolled on his back to play has been for my new b girl pup, Liyah. That now happens daily and sometimes goes on for a half hour with Liyah on top and in his face.
Ruby will go on her back but 90% of the time it is because Brando has flipped her and pinned her...Brando is incredibly strong. But if Ruby has had enough of Brando, it sounds like all out war...and in fact, I've seen her flip him. When Ruby goes off, Brando will sound like he is going to take her on. When it gets like that, I let them work it out...there have been 3 times that I broke it up because I thought they could actually start biting each other because neither would back down.
It will be very interesting once Liyah gets older. Since about day 3 of Liyah's arrival, if Brando goes off on her, she stands up and starts growling and goes after him. She doesn't seem to be afraid of him at all. It is completely different than when she first arrived and would cry or yelp if he went at her. When she stands up to Brando, Brando will not continue and usually walks away.