Does playing rough instill bad habits
It depends on the dog. My boy tugs his ass off with me but when I give the tug to my God son he hardly tugs at all. He knows my god sons limits. My god daughter picks up the tug (she is older) and he tugs harder with her. That's just my experience with my dog. I trained my dog "easy" which means slow down and relax a little don't be so crazy. It's a good thing to amp dogs up and then have them calm down so they know it's possible. Then amp them up again and calm, etc. So they learn the fun doesn't stop just for being "easy"
"There are two temptations to which people fall prey with dogs. The first is to think that biology counts for everything. The second is to think it counts for nothing"
- Tom Junod
“When you KNOW better you DO better.”
― Maya Angelou