Dogsitting two pitbulls. Advice please!
Hey everyone! In talking to a family friend's aunt, I landed a dog sitting job while I'm away at college. The dogs have separation anxiety when mom leaves and she has to crate them, so that they do not become destructive and anxious, so she wants me to come over and let them outside during the day at some point and spend some time there so they can get some of their energy out before she gets home. When I leave the house, I can leave them out of their crates because its only when she leaves that they get nervous. They both came from a rescue situation, one having been a bait dog, which explains why theyre so attached to her.
So this is my predicament. I went to meet them the other day, and they are good dogs but very rambunctious. They are pretty well disciplined and when she tells them to sit, they do, but they have a tendency to play rough with eachother, and while I know they arent hurting eachother, if they get too into it, I was trying to think of a way to get them to stop and calm down a little, especially if they get too rough with me. Im small so I cant just muscle them apart so to speak. I know that a distraction would be the best way to stop them, but I was considering ways to do it. What do you guys think? They are 45 and 65 pound pit bulls. Thanks for any advice!