So, there is a 10 month old Tibetan Terrier on my street and Milo just met him today which ive been looking forward to for ages as they are similar breed and both pups.
The TT seemed to be trying to pin Milo down, he would stand on top of him, while milo is wagging his tail amd trying to play the TT seemed to just want to stand on top of milo and wasnt wagging his tail. Milo is hyper with other dogs so i can see that can be annoying to them but he is never agressive with other dogs, he never growls (i see alot of puppys in our puppy school growl at each other and play rough, milo doesnt like that, he is a softy and wants to play nice!)
So does this mean that the TT "doesnt like him" lol? Should i be worried that on a play date he might hurt milo? I dont really understand this behaviour as milo is always so soft with other dogs, but hyper and eager to play.
Hopefully you guys have some insight on this situation!
At 10 months, the TT is really past "puppy play" and is likely to play more like an adult dog. Also, although TT's and Havanese may LOOK a little bit alike with their long hair and high tail carriage, they are VERY different breeds. There is no certainty that their play styles would be similar.
It's really hard to tell what's going on from your description, without seeing the two dogs in action. I would suggest that if thou really want these two to be friends, have a good positive based trainer come out and watch he two in action and teach you what is "good" body language and what to look out for. She can also help you "coach" their early interactions so they learn to play together well.
Also, I wanted to comment on growling during puppy play. That is TOTALLY appropriate, and has NOTHING to do with aggression. The whole point of puppy play is learning how to act with each other. And they try out a lot of different behaviors. Think of it as young boys playing "cops and robbers". It doesn't mean, in any way, that the boys playing the "robbers" aren't nice kids, or aren't "playing nice".