Does my dog want to play?

Hey guys, looking for some help getting everyone comfortable since a new dog has joined my home.

I've had a dog for three years. He's a medium-sized beagle mix, about 6 years old. He's pretty lazy. When we go to the dog park, he typically does his own thing, just goes sniffing and walking around. Sometimes when there are large groups of dogs playing, he'll just get near the group and bark. He'll do the same with individual dogs sometimes, just barking in their faces and not really playing per se. He has done a little bit of chasing and a very little bit of typical doggy rough housing. Mostly at home he likes to lay around and bark at people passing by, though he sometimes likes to play tug of war and a bit of rough housing with us. He's extremely docile to the point where I literally believe he would get murdered before biting back and drawing blood on someone.

Recently, my wife has been insistent about getting another dog. I like our current dog, but honestly I never would've gotten him if I was alone, and I certainly didn't want another one. Finally I just gave up and said we could get one.

The one she chose is a small dog, a chihuahua mix for sure, possibly with dachshund. Probably about a year old. When they met, it was very obvious that the new little dog was at a much higher energy level than our first dog. The little one was biting at the beagle's neck and ears a lot, and the he wasn't really doing much back. Actually just trying to hide behind us and getting on his back. I was uncomfortable about this, and suggested that they might not be compatible, but the adoption lady and my wife shrugged it off, and we ended up getting the new dog.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >mask on doorknob
    >mirror on floor
    >clothes on dining table
    Average Wauf poster

    • 8 months ago
      OP

      That's an umbrella, not a mask.

      Their basement is still clean lower than your 6x6 apartment. Nice “dining table” right next to your living room kek

      Learn how to type. By the way, you know this pathetic shit only works if what you're saying rings true, right? Why do you people have to consistently act like such obnoxious homosexuals? Why are you incapable of dropping the act and being helpful or positive for a single second? Fricking grow up, bro.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's best not to come here for advice. I learned that the hard way. Reddit is a pozzed, cringe hellscape, but at least loonie lefties are kind at first glance and love animals more than anything. I would also study animal body language in your spare time. Use Google and YouTube to know if your dog is comfortable. This place is horrible. We will insult you and your family way before we give you any real advice.

        • 8 months ago
          OP

          Yeah, I more or less know that, but I thought I'd give you motherfrickers a chance since this is my site of choice and I got banned off reddit years ago for using a nono word. Thought maybe this board might have a slightly different culture (more friendly), as I've experienced with some boards. I don't really browse or post on this board.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    grow a pair and discipline your tard wife

    • 8 months ago
      OP

      Do you even have a girlfriend? I'm happy to take on stress or otherwise do things that make me uncomfortable if it makes my wife happy.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but thats not healthy dude, and yes im married

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          low T behavior. thats how you wind up with a spouce who doesn't respect you.

          Checked and fully cuck-pilled.
          Nervous little shit, you are

          >t. Single and mother's basement dwellers

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Their basement is still clean lower than your 6x6 apartment. Nice “dining table” right next to your living room kek

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not op gay.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >it's not healthy to put the wellbeing and feelings of the person you love above your own sometimes
          I feel sorry for your husband.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        low T behavior. thats how you wind up with a spouce who doesn't respect you.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          stop believing everything you read on facebook

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            ???

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Checked and fully cuck-pilled.
        Nervous little shit, you are

  3. 8 months ago
    OP

    So now I'm really just trying to figure out how to manage the situation. My first dog is starting to get into the playfighting, biting back and using his weight on the little dog. But the little dog still seems to want to play way more, and I just want to make sure the big guy is comfortable. The little one will just walk up and start biting him all over, when he's just laying down and wants to rest.

    So I'm just trying to learn some signs or body language to know definitively if he's having fun. Is it really as easy as wagging tail = happy dog?

    Also, anything else you can tell me to help manage this. I get that it will take some time for them both to get acclimated and that the little one might calm down as he ages, I just have a lot of anxiety about this at the moment. Anything helps.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      They'll be fine, just let them figure out their own way for now.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol this is fricking hilarious. Your wife sucks donkey wiener. My wife and I are cat people but I do respect a normal dog. So what you gotta do is just let the bigger dog slaughter the small one with its jaws. It’s part chihuahua so the bones will snap like chicken wings, no problem.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >dog people: woah there neighbor you should rehome that little bugger haha he's cute but they're just not getting along bro just give him a good home that was clearly an impulse buy on the part of the lady. see you at church pal!

        >cat "people": what you gotta do is just let the bigger dog slaughter the small one with its jaws. It’s part chihuahua so the bones will snap like chicken wings. imagine the smell of the fresh blood and the screams of agony. oh dawkins, i'm already getting a boner. mmm, now that i mention boners, i'd love to guzzle cum fresh from a donkey. christ is a homosexual prostitute and the LIEbible is a book of SHIT, hahahaha *head spins*.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        You sound extremely low IQ, but the beagle won't do this. He hasn't even done enough damage to get the chihuahua to whimper and frick off yet. I'm wondering whether I should take that to mean he isn't really that mad about it. I'm just worried that he'll allow himself to get bitten up for the next 10 years despite the fact that he doesn't want it and could easily stop it.

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