I recently wrote about playing with dogs and its role in communicating and bonding with my dog, and have used play after a dog training session to reinforce the idea that it’s all fun. It was great to see this video with Steve Dale talking about this topic to the always impressive Patricia McConnell, author, certified applied animal behaviorist, international speaker, and adjunct professor in Zoology at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Watch this short video interview to see how you can incorporate playing with dogs in training and reinforcement exercises. You may find that you are already doing something like this intuitively and pick up some tips on how to make other lessons fun for you and your dog. Enjoy!