I've been meaning to inquire about this for a long time now. Is this behavior appropriate? Is this okay play? They do this often with each other and Goliath usually starts it, although Jewell started this one today. Jewell makes all the noise (as usual). What bothers me sometimes is how intense Goliath appears to use his mouth. I get that he's just playing and he doesn't break skin, but Jewell has a lot of hair to grab. On another dog with hair more like his, might this cause an issue? Would he know to use less force with another dog? Should I be worrying about Jewell's behavior at all? Today they went on for about 10 minutes (8 of which I recorded) and they never really got too intense. Typically at some point, their intensity spikes and Jewell will become particularly aggressive (without hurting him) and end the game. Or, they just get to the point where I think a fight might actually break out because Goliath won't stop agitating Jewell when she has had enough and I'll stop them myself. Sometimes it's like they just keep trying to one-up each other in intensity. This time, they just stopped on their own. The clip is a little over 6 minutes long. I apologize for the darkness as the video progresses. The clouds covered the sun and the curtains were closed. If I got up to open them, the dogs certainly would have stopped wrestling. At the end of the video, they were in those positions for about a minute (Jewell laying down and Goliath standing next to her). Eventually he moved, but I cut the video well before that happened. Any other questions or clarifications needed, please post!