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So this was an interesting weekend...

On Saturday we took Tango to meet my girlfriend.  She has a husky, a sheppard, and a black lab mix.  All the dogs are adults and big!  Tango was not afraid of them at all and as a matter of fact, didn't back off ... barking, biting, jumping on, etc.  He actually managed to tick off all 3 dogs (they met each other one by one, not all together).

Then, we took him to grandma's house today who has two little dogs.  Again, he just kept at them and at them.  One of them Cassie, was so scared and he just kept jumping on her and biting and barking.  The other dog was more fiesty and told Tango off, although he just wouldn't learn to keep away from her.

On both days we ended up putting the dogs away (outside, or locked in a room).

Do you guys think he's just wanting to play ... and simply being a puppy (he'll be 10 weeks old tomorrow), or is this something I should be nervous about and keep on top of?  I don't want him to become aggressive and a bully, on the other hand, if he's just being a rambunctious puppy, I'll leave it be.
 

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I think he was just being a puppy and wanting to play.  It sounds as though he isnt around other dogs all that much, and when he is he just wants to play as much as possible...and the other adult dogs dont understand and arent in that phase so much any longer lol...Him and Lette would have a great time together :)
 

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I'd say it just sounds like normal puppy play.
Puppies "rough-house" with their littermates all the time - nipping, barking and wrestling.
 

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Let him be.  He is still a puppy and at this age they are most likely used to playing with littermates. They try to find their place in the pack and also learn bite inhabition.   By letting them play they will learn both of these things.   By removing him from the situations its only going to delay his learning.   Puppies play balls to the wall because they dont know any better.  They dont know when its too rough, that why other dogs will tell them, and put them in their place.  Its takes him, but they will learn and get along, its all part of socialization!
 

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Okay awesome!  Thanks!  Now I'll take this forum topic to the boyfriend and try and get him to loosen the strings on being so protective himself!  It does get frustrating when he just doesn't give up and I was actually scared myself that the fiesty little one would end up attacking him.  You can tell it's been awhile (6 1/2 years) since I've had a puppy!  LOL ...
 

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Thats a puppy for you.  Oscar wears on every adult dogs nerves after awhile.
 

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Kiah did that a bit at 9 months, my sisters dog would put her in her place when she had enough.  She has never (since I had her) pestered ones smaller then her only her size or larger.
 

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HAHA...yeah, that's him!  I just don't remember my Rottweiler being that aggressive as a puppy!  This guy is sure keeping mom and dad going!
 

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I have a 9 week old and he plays like that with my older ones all day long.  They play back when the want but he jumps up and bites their ears and jowls.  I'd say it's just a puppy thang!
 

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It is a puppy thing(not aggression) but there is no reason you cannot teach him to mellow it out. They do this play/fighting with their litter mates, but he is not longer with his litter and must learn some self control.  This doesn't need to go on non-stop with the other dogs. He is young so it would be your responsibility to just put him up for a while.  I would respect the older dogs and give them a break from the puppy by placing him somewhere he can rest and they can have a break from the behavior.Older dogs will not always do that to a youngster when they've had enough.  Usually the younger dogs in the pack have impunity on acting like this until they are 6 months old.

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Sounds like puppy behavior to me...Jetta was crazy when we got her...she just wanted to play with everyone and everything!  I wouldn't worry to much
 

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He does the same thing to me!!!!!!  Bites my ankles, my toes, my socks, my hands!  I have scratches all over me.  He can be so nice and calm and then all of a sudden turns into what my boyfriend affectionately calls "mental midget".  LOL...
 
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