Play is fun, but don't be fooled into thinking it's just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on our relationship with your dog and your dog's relationships with others of the same species. Learn how to identify appropriate and inappropriate play between dogs, and how to insure that your dog(s) 'play well with others'ť. Learn how play can enhance your relationship with your dog, improve your dog's responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs.
Taped at a half-day seminar in 2009, Dog Play bridges the natural history of play with every day interactions involving our best friends. It includes what scientists understand about play itself, up-to-date research on the development of play in dogs, how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren't very good at it!) and how to evaluate and influence play between dogs themselves. If you'd like a happier, more responsive dog and an enhanced understanding of play between the species at both ends of the leash, this video is for you.
Presentation by: Patricia McConnell, PhD
Copyright © 2009, Tawzer Dog LLC
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty-two years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years and her television show Petline played on Animal Planet for two and a half years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (“the New Yorker of Dog Magazines”) and is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of thirteen books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash (translated now into 14 languages), For the Love of a Dog and Tales of Two Species. Patricia lives with her Border Collie Willie, her cat Sushi and a very spoiled flock of sheep, and suffers from separation anxiety when she leaves them.
This video qualifies for 1 trainer CEUs and 2 behavior consultant CEUs