Lassie 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.
Willie, Hope, & Mico Play
Misty & Gypsy’s Visual Signals to Us, Part Two March 2021
What are Misty and Gypsy Telling Us About Stress Signals? March 2021
Go Ahead, Play Hard to Get November 2020
The Pain of Being Alone March 2016
Introducing a New Dog: Maggie and Willie as a Case Study April 2014
Who is Going to Win? – Video Analysis August 2013
Mounting By Any Other Name March 2013
Why do Male Dogs Scent Mark So Much? March 2013
Play Bows as Meta-Communication – Video Analysis December 2012
The Obnoxious Pup – Video Analysis Part I, Part II November 2012
Hunting Wolves with Dogs September 2012
Helping a Dog Through a Loss Part I, Part II August 2012
A Picture’s Worth a 1,000 Words? Part I, Results August 2012
Size Matters March 2012
The Mystery of the Overmarking Express May 2011
The Power of Pee May 2011
Dogs, Devotion and Japan March 2011
“Dominance” Mythologies August 2010
Dog Training and the “D” Word April 2010
Dogs & “Dominance” – What’s a Person to Do? April 2010
The “D Word” and Social Relationships in Dogs April 2010
The Concept Formerly Described as “Dominance” March 2010
More on Play Styles; Dealing with Problem Players February 2010
Play Styles and Status Seeking: Correlated? February 2010
Interesting Play Styles February 2010
Do Dogs Form “Real” Friendships? Part I, Part II February 2010
Aggressively Obsequious October 2009
The Pause that Refreshes: Play or warming up for a fight – how to tell the difference
Canis Cousins: Unraveling Ancestral Ties
Peace, Patience & Pack Politics. Forget “Alpha” – the rules of group living apply to all
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