How much do alpha wolves play with subordinate wolves? Do they play games of tug, and if the subordinate wolve accidentally hurts the alpha, does they alpha whine and go away like the other wolves?
I’m trying to find a reliable citation, but it seems to me that wolves in generaly will play similar games to “tug” using hide.
I would guess, based on what I know of wolf psychology, that if the subordinate accidentally hurt the alpha that the sub would probably drop down and expose throat/neck. “Look! See! I’m not a threat!” But, again, I’m having trouble coming up with a reliable cite.