when to stop rough, one-sided dog play at the dog park
I have a 4 month old GSD who is really friendly. For the most part he just goes up to dogs of all sizes, sniffs them and licks there faces (except for the really big dogs that he's still afraid of).
I'm okay with my dog engaging in a little rough play when the dogs seem to be going back and forth, but when an older dog just dominates him physically and my dog runs but can't get away, and just gets rolled continually, what is the proper course of action? On one hand I think that my pup is going to need to learn how to defend himself and let the other dog know when enough is enough. On the other hand, it's not the method of play that I prefer and I wouldn't like it if my dog was doing this to other dogs. I'd like to be clear, these dogs don't seem overly aggressive; they still seem to be just playing, but it's extremely one sided.
Any suggestions? Thanks!