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Dissecting the Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play

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Nicole Wilde - filmed 2012 - this DVD qualifies for 1 trainer CCPDT CEUs

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Dissecting the Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play

Presented by: Nicole Wilde


In the fluid dance we call play, dogs leap, spin, chase, pounce, and wrestle together. Their interactions range from joyful romps based in camaraderie and fun, to cautious “discussions” born of over-arousal and tension, and sometimes even to skirmishes that can result in bodily harm. If we are to make accurate behavioral assessments and keep dogs safe psychologically and physically, we must understand play’s subtle dynamics.
Through entertaining lecture and extensive video footage, we will explore the nuances of dog-dog play. Viewing slow motion playback will reveal split-second body language, signals, and maneuvers that would otherwise be missed, and will improve your skills when watching dogs interact in real time. Even if you are an experienced trainer or owner, you’ll be amazed at how much is revealed. One thing is certain: you’ll never look at dog-dog play in the same way again.
Topics include:
  • What constitutes safe play 
  • Whether actions like mounting are problematic or not 
  • What the latest studies reveal about gender play preferences, role reversals, and self-handicapping 
  • What canine physical features may confuse other dogs and hamper communication 
  • Which danger signals should not be ignored 
  • When a play bow means something other than, "Let’s play!" 
  • How and why redirected aggression occurs 
  • How play can sometimes be a displacement behavior 
  • Which situations warrant intervention and how to do so safely 
  • …and lots more! 

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LOVED IT! Review by FIFI2
nicole is very clear and comprehensible, the video demonstrates were in place and in my opinion, evry owner/trainer should watch this dvd (Posted on 7/31/13)
Very good! I didn't want it to end Review by JKatz
Nicole Wilde's presentation is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the dog park play videos. I bought this set to share with park friends to help them be more proactive helping their dogs enjoy the park. Lots of good suggestions for owner intervention prior to arousal turning to aggression or to predict a scuffle or fight in the making. (Posted on 3/19/13)

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Type DVD universal format
Run Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Presenter Nicole Wilde
Publisher Tawzer Dog LLC
Copyright © 2012, Tawzer Dog LLC
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About The Presenter (BIO)

Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) is the author of nine books, writes columns and articles for various magazines and newspapers including Modern Dog Magazine, and has hosted the Dog Talk radio show. She co-stars in the DVD Train Your Dog: The Positive Gentle Method and guest stars on The Dog Whisperer (with Paul Owens) DVD.

Nicole is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, an accredited distance learning college that provides certificate courses and diploma programs of study in professional dog training, behavior consulting, fitness and nutritional sciences.

She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a popular speaker at their national conferences. Nicole also teaches seminars and workshops around the country and internationally.

Nicole has worked with all types of canines, both domestic and exotic (specializing in wolves and wolfdogs) as a trainer (and rescuer) for over twenty years. She has also worked with the Los Angeles city shelters, and was Executive Director for a rescue center for wolves/wolfdogs and Pit Bulls. Nicole trains dogs and their owners through her company, Gentle Guidance Dog Training, in Southern California.

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