Willie Plays with Lily
Different dogs have different play styles. Read more about this
video and how Lily and Willie communicate in their own ways here.
Self-Handicapping to a Puppy
Watch as Lassie self-handicaps to WIllie when he was a puppy.
Click here to read more about self-handicapping in dogs.
Lassie & Sydney Greet
Healthy play is full of lots of pauses between action. Watch
how often Lassie and Sydney pause as they get to know each
other and begin to play.
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Play Bows as Meta-Communication – Video Analysis December 2012
The Plays the Thing November 2011
More on Play Styles; Dealing with Problem Players February 2010
Play Styles and Status Seeking: Correlated? February 2010
Interesting Play Styles February 2010
Play Between Domestic Dogs October 2008
The 50/50 Rule October 2008
Play & Self Handicapping October 2008
The Mystery of Play October 2008
Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.
If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!
Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.
Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!
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