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Large breed puppies aren't so great at controlling their bodies. They don't realize their strength, they don't know their own size, they don't know proper dog manners and the only way they learn is through other dogs.
It's fine to pull your dog out when you feel it's getting too rough, but you also want your dog to learn and other dogs to learn what is okay and what is not on their own. Personally, I wouldn't step in until I heard a yelp or something.

What your vet said is true. The owner really shapes their dog's temperament. You could be doing more harm than good by always "rescuing" Lucy from rough and tumble play times.
Poodles are strong dogs, don't underestimate what your girl can handle.
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