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Playing vs fighting

So our two boys are now 10 weeks old.
They seem to like to wrestle a lot, which seems fine but sometimes it looks like they are going to far with it. How can I tell when it goes from playing to a full on fight?
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It sounds like they are trying to kill each other at this age when they are just playing. If one yipes, the other should immediately stop. If this happens, it's all normal.
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my boys are 3 and they still do this. They get to playing and then it gets louder and faster through the house and then still louder (they are not barkers, but they will bark, bark, bark at each other while playing), then one yelps and all stops for about 20 seconds It scares my g-kids though. They don't like all that growling noise!

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Sounds like my boys are normal. I just get concerned with all the growling. They very seldom yelp and when one does they do stop.
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Yes, your boys are normal. My boys are a year old and 7 months old. There have been times when I fear one will get hurt during their wrestling match but have restrained myself from stepping in. It will usually end when one yelps and they both go to their corners for time out. So far neither have sustained any injuries. They seem to know when to stop. Tonight they turned over a plant while chasing each other. Kody went into hiding and Sailor sat near the plant barking and growling. Kody seemed to know I wasn't very pleased with the mess.


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