My friend just adopted a 7 month old dog this weekend, so last night I brought my dog over for a play date. My friend's dog is young and very exuberant and also heavier than my dog (they're about the same height), and my dog was somewhat overwhelmed by the excitement but for the most part they played well together. Well out of nowhere, the other dog pinned my other dog on the ground and started biting her. My dog was trying to defend herself but there was nothing she could do. We were yelling and trying to snap them out of it but it wasn't working. After a couple minutes, even though you're never supposed to break up a dog fight with your hands, I grabbed my friend's dog by the collar and pulled her off. My poor dog was terrified. We waited for them to calm down (didn't want to leave on a bad note) and then went home. She has a few bite marks, but the skin was only broken a little on her shoulder.
I'm taking her to the vet after I get off work today (I didn't find the cut on her until late last night). I was upset at my friend for not controlling her dog more, but to be honest I don't think her dog is aggressive; I think she was just playing roughly and didn't know when to stop.
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Bring up your concerns to your friend.
The fact that she is a new dog owner, shows that she doesn't have as much experience as you do.
You have to be willing to help her train her dog for better behavior.
If you're very concerned about your dog getting injured again, and your friend doesn't seem as if she's willing to stick up (and be more strict), then you have to keep the two dogs separated.
I know it sucks...
but you have to avoid the situation so the same encounter doesn't happen again.1