Hi, I own a 9 month Samoyed dog and 7 month husky bitch. The husky is definitely the 'top dog' in the household although we had the samoyed first. We know this because he won't walk in front of her, he submits toys and people to her which I've read is normal behaviour in the submissive dog. However, I have concerns over the husky behaviour. If we go to take food or toys or anything she is currently occupied with, she will growl and go as if to bite. We worked hard with the samoyed to make sure he would give up his food or toys if taken away from him. Unfortunately, we got her at 5 months and it looks like the previous owner did not do this. I am reluctant to challenge her as I am afraid of her biting me. On the other hand, my boyfriend will get her by the scruff and hold her down if she tries this. This doesn't seem to have had any effect up to now. One other thing that has been bothering me is how far we should let the 'top dog' role go. We always greet her first however when we go to greet the samoyed next, she goes for him. When I was wiping his eyes the other day, she went to bite him on the face and I had to push her away. When I say 'goes for him' I mean tries to bite him on the neck or face, similar to when they are playing.... In the house, she sits on the sofa with us and he sits on the floor. To be honest, he gets too warm on the sofa and (before the husky arrived) would move anyway, but he will not even think about coming on the sofa with us while she is there as she will go to bite him. When playing outside, walking or sleeping at night, they are fine. I have had other people watch them and they say it is normal puppy play and that bitches are often more rough than dogs. I am just worried about this other 'indoor' behaviour and how to effectively tackle it. Can anyone help?