Rambo is NOT fitting into my family. He is six months old, unneutered, and from what I can tell he has had NO training whatsoever. I have been trying to work on his dominance issues, but instead of getting better he has been getting more aggressive.
He has been attacking Daisy all day today, and at one point he got ahold of her scruff and was shaking her really hard. I've been breaking up fights every half hour or so. They were not playing, and not just sorting out pack order, but really fighting. (I know the difference, and if they are just sorting things out I leave them alone.)
Just now, I had my back turned and Rambo jumped up and bit Rivka on the arm, hard enough to leave a puncture wound. That settles it. Rivka doesn't have the personality that it takes to control Rambo, and he knows it. If I were by myself, I'd work with this little guy and give him a chance at life, but I can't do that with a small child at home.
I still believe that this puppy can be worked with, and he can be incredibly sweet and snuggly when he's in the right mood. I think he'd do best in a home with no children or other dogs/cats. I also think he needs to be fixed, but I wasn't going to invest the money until I knew if he was staying with me or not.
He's a very smart dog (unusual for a pug!) and will fetch toys for you. We've been working on "sit, drop it, off the couch, and leave it" commands. He does know what what all that means, and will do it if he thinks you will follow through.
Anyone out there with rescue experience and a lot of patience?