I got an eight week old Rottweiler puppy last weekend, a dream come true.
I live with my boyfriend, who has a seven year old Bouvier/Standard Poodle.
The problem I am having is that my boyfriend's dog is not a very well behaved dog. He is most of the time, but when he gets excited he jumps all over the place, stops listening, & has even knocked my puppy over a few times. He lifts his leg to mark EVERYTHING when we go for walks, which I learned from reading on the Dog Whisperer's website is a sign of dominance, he just runs around doing his own thing on walks, and if you put a leash on him, he just pulls. I am trying to train my puppy to walk well on a leash, so I can't really be focused on my BF's dog. I have tried leaving him at home, but my BF is working out of town right now, so it's basically up to me to exercise his dog. When I leave him home, he barks like crazy. I am REALLY frustrated-so much for being the calm, assertive pack leader at the moment.
Thanks in advance!