When I brought my new dog home my pitbull seemed like she wanted to play with him but she got on top and held him down. She did not bite him. Why would this occur?


Some dogs will act this way to establish their relationship with a new dog. As long as you do not interfere they are fine--so no scolding as this is normal canine behavior and will not lead to aggression. My own Pitbull does this all the time, and as long as the dog she rolls over does not fight she never hurts the "under dog". If your new dog is submissive or subordinate all the time, and has other problems besides submitting to your Pitbull, you should read the article https://pethelpful.com/dogs/overly-submissive-dog

Updated on March 24, 2018

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7 Easy Ways to Train a Dog to Get Along With Other Dogs
By Dr Mark