Play Between Dogs

VIDEOS OF DOG PLAY

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

 

RELATED BLOGS FROM “THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH”

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

Lovely Leonberger Play: A Clinic on Appropriate Play Behavior February 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 Obnoxious Pup – Video Analysis  Part I, Part II  November 2012

A Picture’s Worth a 1,000 Words?  Part I, Results  August 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

 

ARTICLE ABOUT DOG PLAY

The Pause that Refreshes: Play or warming up for a fight – how to tell the difference

 

RELATED DOG TRAINING DVDS

         

Training Your Dog

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.

Behavior & Health

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!

Behavior Problems

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.

Finding Resources

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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