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    Default What Do You Do with Your Dogs That is Usually Advised Not to Do?

    Not sure if the question really makes sense but some of the examples might be letting your dogs bite during play, allowing rough housing, letting the dogs win tug of war soemtimes, letting your kids play outside with the dogs...alone etc etc.

    PS: I do all of the above and I am sure plenty of other stuff that people often advise not too LOL

    Probably not phrasing the question right, in that case, ignore LOL

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    I don't know if this sort of thing should be encouraged.
    The things you stated are looked down upon for a reason.

    The first three you say encourage biting, rough play, and dominance, and then you say you leave the dog outside alone with your kids!
    Im sorry, but I don't think I can 'play along' with this thread.
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    I used to play rough with Bella, but I don't do that with Lacey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Not sure if the question really makes sense but some of the examples might be letting your dogs bite during play, allowing rough housing, letting the dogs win tug of war soemtimes, letting your kids play outside with the dogs...alone etc etc.

    PS: I do all of the above and I am sure plenty of other stuff that people often advise not too LOL

    Probably not phrasing the question right, in that case, ignore LOL
    Well lucky for you you must have the dog with the right temperment that these things will not be a big deal BUT I can tell if I allowed young Maremma's to rough house with me it would lead to nothing but problems. You see most of the things you just discribed could lead a dominate insucure dog to become aggresive. I treat each dog individually & yes I do have some dogs I trust with my kids but my kids are VERY dog savvy & the dogs are well trained. Also the kids should be of an age you 100% know they know the difference between patting & prodding/hitting/pulling etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Not sure if the question really makes sense but some of the examples might be letting your dogs bite during play, allowing rough housing, letting the dogs win tug of war soemtimes, letting your kids play outside with the dogs...alone etc etc.

    PS: I do all of the above and I am sure plenty of other stuff that people often advise not too LOL

    Probably not phrasing the question right, in that case, ignore LOL
    How old are your kids?

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    I roughhouse play with my dog. I wrestle her around &I don't mind if she mouths me while I am playing with her. She knows when enough is enough though &as soon as the word 'no' is said, she tucks her head up and wraps her paws around my arms for a belly rub instead of a full-throttle tackling-game!

    Is it possible that she knows she's only allowed to do this with me &mum? Because my 5year old brother often try's to play with her like me &mum do &she refuses to do anything except tuck her head upwards &wag her tail !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    I roughhouse play with my dog. I wrestle her around &I don't mind if she mouths me while I am playing with her. She knows when enough is enough though &as soon as the word 'no' is said, she tucks her head up and wraps her paws around my arms for a belly rub instead of a full-throttle tackling-game!

    Is it possible that she knows she's only allowed to do this with me &mum? Because my 5year old brother often try's to play with her like me &mum do &she refuses to do anything except tuck her head upwards &wag her tail !
    Yes it is VERY possible that she knows her boundries & that is great. And as long as you always start & finish the game it sounds like you have a dog that will be fine but this is NOT true of ALL dogs. Also if you started to have any domaince behavour or dog starts jumping up & not respecting poeples space then I would advice you stopped the rough play.

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    I 'rough' play with my girl too. not very often but occasionally. usually me grabbing her mouth and her gentling mouthing. she stops when i tell her 'enough' and backs away and she absolutely refuses to do it with anyone else.

    but in saying this i have very very very good control of my dog, (not on an ego trip ) but i would NEVER encourage her to play like this with anyone else (which she doesnt anyway) and there is no dominance issues with her.

    rough play (and tug) is ok i believe but the dog needs boundaries. if you can't enforce boundaries DON'T play rough.

    just my 2 cents .... dont hurt me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz Tarja View Post
    I 'rough' play with my girl too. not very often but occasionally. usually me grabbing her mouth and her gentling mouthing. she stops when i tell her 'enough' and backs away and she absolutely refuses to do it with anyone else.

    but in saying this i have very very very good control of my dog, (not on an ego trip ) but i would NEVER encourage her to play like this with anyone else (which she doesnt anyway) and there is no dominance issues with her.

    rough play (and tug) is ok i believe but the dog needs boundaries. if you can't enforce boundaries DON'T play rough.

    just my 2 cents .... dont hurt me
    Fully agree. My dogs don't do any of that stuff with anyone else. In fact they don't even do it with our kid, while we play rough etc with them it is not something they are llowed to do with anyone else so they don't even try

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I don't know if this sort of thing should be encouraged.
    The things you stated are looked down upon for a reason.

    The first three you say encourage biting, rough play, and dominance, and then you say you leave the dog outside alone with your kids!
    Im sorry, but I don't think I can 'play along' with this thread.
    To be honest I dont really think do dominance comes into it during play. I have seen many a dominant dog allow a subordibate to win occasionlly. Our dogs know who the bosses are and we don't get any dominant behaviors from them at all except maybe the odd time amongst themselves. I get what you are saying but I don't think dominNce issues are always invade

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