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Hi- the 2 year old Boston mix is spayed.. The Older pug mix is not spayed (she is 9) and does not get involved in the play but will growl at puppy if the pup goes too far with her.. I don't believe the pug is an issue at all as she stays out of it.. the puppy not yet spayed but will be within the month… The Boston went through a Puppy Kindergarten class when she was younger.. did well in the class, but seems to have forgotten much.. She is a very sweet girl but deals with some anxiety issues at times.. mostly fear of things like the television, things outside, etc.. its not awful but she is anxious at times.. The puppy is currently in a PK course we've only gone through one week so far with the second class being tomorrow night.. When the boston latches on.. it is usually outside, and usually when puppy is laying down during play being submissive (I think) but also sometimes it happens inside during what seems like a play session when they are up putting each other in "head locks" she will grab the neck and try and pull" the puppy lets out a very low pitched whine, not a loud snark, or cry.. before she does this.. it seems like play to me, but I can tell at times the boston gets annoyed when the pup wants to play too much so I don't know if she's becoming aggressive or this is just a normal part of the play..