Did you know that the give-and-take of play is the greatest way to build relationship and bond with a dog. Even better than feeding the dog! Playmates need to respect one another’s social cues during play – backing off or providing a little distance when your playmate says, “you’re scaring me”, or “ouch, that hurt”. Fair play involves taking turns at being on top and being on your back; rushing in and backing off. Yes, rough-house play is fine between humans and dogs – when done respectfully and sensitively it develops trust. That trust provides a level of resistance against developing various behaviour problems and anxieties. GO PLAY!
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