What is dog play and why is it important? In a followup to his article, “Dog Play & Prediction Error,” Drayton Michaels, CTC, talks about shaping dog play and the need for getting your dog into regular, supervised play with doggie friends. It’s not just us humans that need friends and benefit from the social interaction, so do dogs. Dog play is often misunderstood, by dog owners and professionals, alike. Drayton discusses combating fearful and stressed out dogs with behavior problems with dog play. But supervision is key, and tips are given for refereeing and how to avoid dog fights and negative experiences.
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