Play with Your Dog

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Play is a great way to build a solid relationship with your dog. In addition to being just plain FUN, it's also a great training tool. Play helps dogs learn how to interact properly with other dogs- and people. It helps sharpen their social skills and provides excellent physical and mental stimulation. Whether you have an already playful pup or have a play-deprived dog who needs a re-introduction to the joys of play, this book will open your eyes to the possibilities. But don't ...
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Play is a great way to build a solid relationship with your dog. In addition to being just plain FUN, it's also a great training tool. Play helps dogs learn how to interact properly with other dogs- and people. It helps sharpen their social skills and provides excellent physical and mental stimulation. Whether you have an already playful pup or have a play-deprived dog who needs a re-introduction to the joys of play, this book will open your eyes to the possibilities. But don't spend too much time reading-be sure to save time for play!

Play With Your Dog will show you: How play helps you build a loving relationship with your dog. The role of play in helping puppies avoid problems like fear and biting. How to use play to re-socialize adult dogs. What to look for in dog play-is it aggression or just having fun? Bonus! Dozens of games you can play with your dog and the benefits of each.

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Amy Fernandez
Collectively, dog owners spend millions of dollars on toys that their dogs ignore. Instead, the dogs repurpose clothing and furniture into playthings, and nurture bad habits to alleviate boredom and burn excess energy. In Play With Your Dog, Pat Miller, certified professional dog trainer and author, explains the importance of play in the human-canine relationship. Although it sounds counterintuitive, Miller informs us that play is serious business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929242559
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 760,877
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Dedication     iii
Introduction     5
The Play's the Thing: What is Play?     8
Plays Well With Others: Canine Play Styles     25
If You Don't Play, You Can't Win: Humans Playing With Dogs     46
Play It Again Sam: The Benefits of Play     51
Let the Games Begin: Playing With Your Dog     66
The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together: Children and Dogs     105
Don't Play in Traffic: How Not To Play With Your Dog     116
Let Us Play: Rehabilitating the Play-Deprived Dog     122
Thanks!     132
Recommended Reading     138
About the Author     139
Index     140
Photo Credits     149
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Meh?

    Finished this when I couldn't sleep last night. Felt like very generic information, good for someone just beginning to train I guess.

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