Editorial August 2008 Issue

Too Much Fun?

Nah! If you don’t enjoy your dog, why bother?

Two months ago, in the June issue, we presented two articles about the importance of using play in training and keeping dog training fun for your dog. Our long-time training editor, professional trainer Pat Miller, weighed in with “Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun,” which discussed enjoyable activities you could participate in with your dog, to strengthen your interest in each other and to motivate his continued attention and learning. And I interviewed Kathy Sdao, a trainer and associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist from Tacoma, Washington, about the importance of keeping training fun and positive.

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