06-10-2018, 08:34 PM
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It's all part of learning for a puppy. My 11 week old just spent her first day doing a dog meet and greet. Young, old, large small, fluffy, sleek, all sorts of dogs. She barked when she got ignores, managed to get growled at and, snapped at a couple of times in the process before she figure out how to do the play bow, then, go on to another dog if the one she bowed to turned away.
They have to learn and, yes younger dogs generally are more willing to play while the old, gray muzzle ones may even growl and snap at the puppy's efforts to play. That's a part of how dogs communicate with one another and, a puppy had to learn by trial and error and, experience.