The Art of Dog Play ...
You know how to play with your dog?
Do you know how to play with your puppy or dog? The Art of Playing apparently is not a given. I have seen many dog owners who does not play or don't know how to engage a game of play with their dog. Playing with your puppy or dog enhances in Dog Training.
"The dogs are acting silly. Loud, continuous growling and snarling; again, exaggerated. Play-growling may sound scarier than serious fighting. The dogs voluntarily make themselves vulnerable by “falling” down and exposing their bellies and allowing themselves to be caught when playing chase."
Sometime it might be difficult to differentiate play from aggression. It takes a good eye to catch.
But in this article, I am referring to dog-human-owner play. Not a dog-to-dog play, we can look into this on another article.
Dogs that don't play with owners usually are not attentive to them, not easily drawn attention to, lack alone engaging the dog. Play have many values , let's look at at least 6 benefits from a good-motivating play session with Max.
1. Play will allow a better bond between dog and owner,
- in play, both party need to trust each other, not to hurt each other unintentionally, not to forgo the fun,
2. Play stimulate your dog, allow dog to develop their senses, touch and smell,
- in a good game of play, it will activate all our senses, smell, touch, see, taste, temperament etc , good session of play promote healthy grow of our senses,
3. Play build confidence in dog,
- play need courage, commitment, drive and motivation. A good game will build the confidence of the dog,
4. Play build restraint and control,
- play must incorporate some form of control or restraint. IE a game of good tug need to teach your dog to release the tug toy, this promote control and restraint,
5. Play build attention span and
- a healthy good game extend your dog interest thus teaching and encouraging your dog to stay focus on the game for a good duration,
6. Play stop biting problem.
- a good game of play provide a overall stimulation, provide your dog a good use of his mouth, exercising his mouth. A satisfied dog is a good dog, biting will not be a need as play has incorporated good game of biting.