pita met the neighbor's dog duchess today. that was an interesting situation. we brought duchess over here first, and pita was quite the bitch. now pita is a six month old little mutt and duchess is a one year old dobie. pita is completely the dominant one. i used to walk duchess all the time, so she likes me and wanted to come over and say hi. pita wouldn't let her near me. she was totally vicious. so we took pita next door, and everything changed. all of a sudden, pita relaxed and they were able to hang out. pita is still dominant, which is kind of funny, since duchess could bite her head off if she wanted to, but they seemed to get along. good thing, too, because the neighbors will be pita sitting when i'm out of town.