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Old 03-28-2005, 02:58 AM
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My two dogs (Bagel, female welsh corgi mix and Rocket, a shepard mix) have this habit of growling at each other for a long time and wrestling. They show their teeth and bite each other, but not any deep bites or anything (more like nipping). I don't know whether they are play wrestling or are fighting. I do seperate them for a little bit for the day (take one dog out for a walk, then take the other a little later), but it doesn't seem to help too much... which leads me to believe they are just playing. But it does seem a bit rough, so I'm really confused. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:57 AM
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It sounds like playing. Are they crouching down on their forelegs?

If they get too rough, I think forcing a cool down period is perfectly fine.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:44 PM
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What Homeless said!

You should hear my two Filas playing - sounds like a fight to the death sometimes, lol!
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:35 PM
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I agree. Just keep an eye out to make sure they are playing. Here's what my 2 do when they play. Other people would probably think they were fighting, but they're not.



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Old 03-28-2005, 04:37 PM
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That's funny, Barb! Max looks like he's getting ready to lunch on CJ - but we all know who's boss!
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:23 PM
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Heh, yeah they sorta look like that. Acutally, Bagel is usually lying down (I really think she's just lazy) and Rocket will poke her until she finally gets up and tries to wrestle him down. Never happens though, since Rocket is 3 times her weight, but it's funny to see her try.
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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I have that when my black lab Granddog comes over. He wants to play rough with Chip and Chip doesn't really like it unless it's tug of war with a rope etc. Rudy will punch him and punch him with his nose to try to start something. They're the best of friends, but boy Chip's glad when he goes home.!!
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:32 PM
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Barb, that picture is priceless! =D
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:47 PM
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CJ does look like she's saying, "Yeah, right, blah-blah-blah."
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