Using Play to Train Willie
Who says training can’t include fun and games?
Example of “Watch” with Willie
Willie loves a good game of tug as positive reinforcement for
checking in with Trisha.
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The Mystery of Play October 2008
Play in People & Dogs October 2008
Using Play to Treat Aggression 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.
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Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!
"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.