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I'm not a puppy person... I don't like puppies, and I don't have a lot of experience with puppies. So now I have this foster puppy Savannah, and since I know I'm not qualified to make a professional assesment on her temperament or anything, she is only available to someone with a ton of bully experience or if a rescue wanted to take her into their program... but since she's with me now, I have a few questions for those of you who know puppies better than I do.
Savannah has been showing some behaviour, at 2-3 months old, that I just don't feel is right. When playing, if you roll her onto her back, she'll get stiff, and if you try to scratch under her chin, she'll get extremely defensive... she'll try to push your hand away with her paws, growl, and defend herself with her mouth. If you're playing with her and grab at her muzzle gently, she'll get defensive again. Is this normal for a puppy of her age? She just seems too eager to defend herself, to growl and use her mouth.
PLEASE don't respond with how unqualified I am to be fostering her, or that I am putting the breed/people/my family at risk. I know this breed like the back of my hand... I just don't know PUPPIES. I don't know if this is normal PUPPY play, or if it's a sign of something bad. I know if my ADULT Bully showed these behaviours, I would have to seriously reconsider that dog's future... is it the same for a puppy?