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How does your dog play with other dogs?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    Kenzie's a runner and a chaser, she really doesn't like it when other dogs get 'physical'. I wonder how much of it is her breed, the fact she's an 'only dog' and that she's a sensitive soul.

    I often notice that big dogs seem to be much more physical in their play, with lots of play biting and wrestling.

    So, how does your dog play? :)
  2. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

    Feb 26, 2010
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    With each other the boys chase, wrestle, mouth, play tug - get very physical sometimes.

    With other dogs Kilo likes to play chases and nothing else but often prefers to meet and then just sniff and potter or play with me. Or did. We don't meet other dogs bar his one "friend" now.

    Rudi likes to play chase with other dogs, or potter and sniff and play with me like Kilo. He has never wrestled or played tug with another one. He does try and get physical sometimes but in an obnoxious way so is called away.
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  3. Cheryl89

    Jun 24, 2013
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    I have a springer so she's super excitable and thinks all dogs are absolutely amazing. She loves people and kids too! But she plays really well, when she was a puppy she used to hide behind me at Play Barn but now she's 10 months she's one of the most mad ones that plays with all the big dogs and chases them.

    She sadly broke her legs on Tuesday :( so guess she won't be playing for quite some time :(
  4. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

    Mar 28, 2008
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    The three older ones are quite restrained when they play, lots of play bows , chasing and vocalisation, not much physical contact these days. The 2 youngest like to play ROUGH! Chasing, play fighting,dragging each other round by the scuff, that type of thing lol
  5. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

    Apr 30, 2010
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    Bobby likes to run and be chased bum tucked in and away he goes :) he's not keen on others dogs mouthing or jumping on him , only dog he lets wrestle and mouth him is my sisters Border terrier his best mate :D but mostly Bobby ignores other dogs or sniffs and moves on :)
  6. fortunesfool

    fortunesfool PetForums Senior

    Feb 11, 2012
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    Bodhi is mostly a chase or be chased. He does have a couple of "friends" who he gets more wrestley with but usually once he's proved he's the best at chase he's happy to just dander along sharing tree sniffing rights.
  7. Huskybob

    Huskybob PetForums Member

    Apr 18, 2013
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    With each other ours play rough, lots of noise biting tugging on each other, running, jumping and generally looks like they are killing each other. With other dogs it depends on the individual....

    Broder is quite restrained at first until he knows them and how they like to play, if it's a small dog he tailors it well and lets them chase him and tries to not make contact.

    Kindra hasn't had chance to play with many non-huskies and so doesn't really know how to not play rough, though she wouldn't try to hurt another dog and would throw herself on the floor to appease anyone.

    Yla so far will play rough with our dogs and it seems other adult huskies. She isn't really too bothered by most other puppies and she hasn't had the chance to properly play with other adult dogs.
  8. Tash

    Tash PetForums Member

    Mar 25, 2013
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    Benji is often the one being chased though it depends on how fast the other dog is because if they're 'too slow' in his mind, he'll do the chasing. lol

    He wrestles, practices his boxing skills, mouths, sniffs, leaps over the other dogs, he does all sorts really.

    Then after a while, he 'asks' for 'protection' by fitting between the other owner's legs lol only to then perform a sneak doggie attack!
  9. DoodlesRule

    DoodlesRule PetForums VIP

    Jul 7, 2011
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    Dougie just runs about and rolls around! He doesn't wrestle, play bite or bark :)
  10. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

    Feb 17, 2010
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    Heidi is v submissive and easily intimidated. Doesnt like any rough play, happy to chase or be chased with plenty of voice but no rough stuff.

    I used to leave her to it but had enough now and pop her on the lead if I feel another dog isnt getting the message.:D
  11. blossomsuz

    blossomsuz PetForums Member

    Jun 18, 2013
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    With each other my two sound like they are being very vicious!

    Daisy grabs Doug's extra skin and rags him about, at first I intervened because I thought she was bullying him BUT Doug would then jump off my knee play bow and run off so I assume he's happy with the rough play:confused:

    They chase, wrestle, mouth and dive on each other but are more restrained with other dogs. They regularly play with a HUGE Bull Mastiff (bearing in mind they are tiny pug crosses) and they all chase each other round the field which is hilarious to watch :D
  12. Labrador Laura

    Labrador Laura PetForums VIP

    Sep 12, 2010
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    Mylo just likes to chase or be chased, I've never known him to wrestle or anything like that.

    Zab likes to chase or be chased and of course he boxes :rolleyes: He also likes to springboard off dogs :eek: At the moment I have to control his play as I feel he's way to much for most dogs.
    But he loves being chased with a toy in his mouth.
  13. sharloid

    sharloid PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2012
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    Saying that, our dogs are always on lead so it's very, very rare they actually get to encounter another dog.

    Here's a video of Broder playing with some huskies, they ran around like this for almost 3 hours!


    I love watching it as it's so rare they get to run like this.
  14. sbonnett76

    sbonnett76 PetForums Senior

    Apr 6, 2010
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    Roxy is hideous. She's rough, ill mannered and has no idea of the boundaries of play. She'll go charging in at full pelt, scaring whatever poor victim she's selected and invariably sending them flying. She's mouthy (always going for the head) and is also a herder, poking and prodding until she gets a reaction. Needless to say she's banned from playing with any dog, is always on a long line and has regular training / socialisation sessions.

    Luther on the other hand is a big softie. He play bows and loves interacting, but is very very gentle with any sized dog.

    Thank God I have him to give me some sort of pleasure to dog ownership! ;)
  15. cravensmum

    cravensmum PetForums VIP

    Jun 28, 2010
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    Craven likes to wrestle but he will only play that way with dogs that are happy to.He likes to be chased too.

    Goldie likes to wrestle with Craven,but with other dogs she loves a good chase and she doesn't mind whether she's being chased or is the chaser.

    Flint does not wrestle,he does like a bit of a chase but it doesn't last long with him until gets bored with it.
  16. Rach15

    Rach15 PetForums Newbie

    Jul 31, 2013
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    It depends on the dog and I think what message he gets from them. Some dogs he's not interested in, if they growl or bark at him, he stays away. Will chase and be chased by small dogs, but what he loves at the moment is big dogs he can wrestle/hump/be humped. Still unsure whether I should stop him but he seems to only do this to dogs who are keen on doing the same thing, if he gets told off by the dog he leaves them alone, although the owners don't always seem pleased despite everyone's tails wagging.
  17. dandogman

    dandogman PetForums VIP

    Dec 19, 2011
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    With each other they are very rough.

    Pippa is a chaser with other dogs usually (except Molly and a few dogs) she takes rough play but will give a warning growl if it goes too far.

    Molly doesn't like being chased by strange dogs and is intimidated by it, she loves chasing though... she chases Pippa on walks and nips which is something we're trying to stop.

    They don't get to play with unknown dogs much... it's more sniff and carry on our way.
  18. danielled

    danielled Guest

    He gets the other dog to chase him. Even on his normal purple lead he'll try and get a dog to chase him so I'm holding the end trying to avoid falling over. Then he'll sometimes play bow and wrestle.
  19. Sarah1983

    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2011
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    It depends on the other dog with Spencer. There are two bitches at the husky meet he plays really rough with, body slamming, biting and all sorts. They seem to love it and will often initiate play with him so I leave them to it. Then there are dogs like our next door neighbours Rupert who he wrestles with but much more gently, there's the biting and some rearing up and body contact but nothing like what he does with Willow and Mishka. And then there are ones like Jess who he plays chase and tug with. He'll grab a toy and run off to entice them to chase and if they catch him and grab the toy they play tug. He likes to be the one chased and not the one doing the chasing though. Then there are other dogs he potters along almost completely ignoring after an initial greeting.
  20. sezeelson

    sezeelson PetForums VIP

    Jul 5, 2011
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    Rossi LOVES being chased! He's always egging other dogs on and when we meet a lurcher in particular he dies and goes to heaven!?!

    He's extremely adaptable and has played brilliantly with min pins and little Runa to massive Great Dane twice the size of him!

    He loves a rough play but only with rough dogs. Other dogs he will play with without making contact (darting about). Considering he never met another dog in the first 5 months of his life I'm surprised he's so good :)
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