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!
- Make sure puppies and dogs have escape areas.
Learn more about pet parent problem-solving, teaching classes, and private consultations in the Do No Harm Dog Training Manual.
The Do No Harm™ Dog Training Manual was designed as my own personal guide for teaching basic manners classes, and evolved into a reference manual for my private behavior consultations. Created as a practical guide for either or both training formats, it is also helpful for pet parents who want an inside look at dog training and behavior, as well as for those who seek force-free solutions for specific problems. Written with love for the “heartbeats at our feet”. You can purchase and download the PDF ebook dog training manual here.
Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.WOOF (9663) or by email: LindaPositively@gmail.com for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast. Please visit us at DogPsychologistOnCall.com All rights reserved.