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Dog plays with me not girlfriend

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My girlfriend has an american eskimo, about 7 years old that was a rescue dog from a pound about 4 months ago. He will occasionally growl at her if she is giving to much what I call human love, kisses on the nose, hugs around his neck or when she picks him up to hold/hug him. He will dog play with me batting me with his paws, playful mouth, roll over etc. But he will not do it with her, any ideas why?

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She needs to find out what the dog likes, not what she likes.
This. Some dogs will tolerate being picked up, hugged, or kissed on the face, but very few dogs will enjoy it. My dog is a velcro-dog in the extreme. Which means he wants to be near me/beside me/at my feet/follow me around. He will occasionally crawl into my lap. But being picked up, hugged or kissed? Er. No.

Give him affection HE understands, and do what makes him happy rather than doing what she wants with him, and she'll be far more enjoyable for the dog to be around.

Also, as a general safety measure? Never, ever stick your face in a dog's face. Even if the dog is your own. Especially if you're holding them by the head. That's just asking to be bitten.
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