Leo Initiating Play with Herk
How does your dog initiate play with others? Click here to read
more about play initiation in dogs.
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.
Willie, Hope and Mico Play
The Evolution of Play–A Case Study with Skip and Maggie February 2021
Take a Bow for Teaching a Play Bow September 2019
A New Look at Play Bows April 2016
Healthy Dog Play in Georgia, Sweet Georgia April 2015
Ah Youth! The Initiation of Play in Dogs July 2013
Mounting By Any Other Name March 2013
Play Bows as Meta-Communication – Video Analysis December 2012
The Plays the Thing November 2010
More on Play Styles; Dealing with Problem Players February 2010
Play Styles and Status Seeking: Correlated? February 2010
Interesting Play Styles February 2010
Lassie Self Handicaps with Willie September 2009
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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