Features November 2015 Issue

8 Easy Ways To Teach Your Dog How To Play

Matilda, a 7-year-old mixed-breed, has been reluctant to play since she was adopted from a shelter as a puppy. She actively avoids taking or exploring toys.

8 Easy Ways To Teach Your Dog How To Play

Train Your Dog Like a Pro to Tug, Chase, and Search

Tug. Fetch. Chase. Search. Most of us love to play with our dogs. Whether weíre tugging, tossing a ball or a stick, or playing some other game, one of the great joys of sharing our lives with canine companions is the opportunity to engage in mutually enjoyable activities, i.e., play. However, for dogs, playing with humans is a learned behavior. Dogs who donít have the opportunity to play with humans early in life may grow up with a play behavior deficit Ė one that can interfere with their ability to connect with the two-legged members of their family in a way thatís important and meaningful.

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