I think it depends on the other dog in question. Mine plays different with different size dogs. She plays rougher with bigger dogs and she uses her paws to play with smaller dogs. I do have cats and she is very focused on them, but she is not rough with them either. They actually play right back with her.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
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