This is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.
Play between dogs should be a two-way street.
- Dogs should take turns chasing each other where neither dog is a bully or a target, so play goes back and forth.
- You should not hear a puppy squealing during play but only if accidentally frightened or tackled too rough.
- With puppies, adult dogs should be willing to “let the puppy win” now and again, and always back off if the puppy squeals.
- Adult dogs ought to be willing to get down to the puppy’s level, so the puppy can have fun too, of course!