[Discussion] Why do dogs stand over smaller animals and put their head in their mouth?

Its something I've notice my friends adult border collie do when my puppy was small. It seemed to be a positive thing, during playing etc. I think it seems like trust building, like the bigger dog is saying I am big, I can put your whole head in my mouth but I'm not going to hurt you. My boyfriend thinks it's a dominance thing. The border collie was very good at jumping and prancing over my pup without ever standing on him.

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