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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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Those two things are connected. Hugging, kissing and picking up are terrifying and/or angering to dogs. He's tolerating a certain amount, then telling her to stop. She needs to find out what the dog likes, not what she likes.
Annoying to SOME dogs. My two favorite dogs ever both lapped it up like sponges. I have one that doesn't tolerate much of it, and he's just an animal I've kept alive for 12 years. He'll play ball, and he was very good at agility (I didn't like it, tho) Not a pet at all to me. In fact, looking back, I wonder why I even kept him.
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