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January 19, 2010


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You know, I never use vocalizations when I engage in play with our dog. I'm glad I found this article and blog; thank you for passing this old but still relevant study onto us. I'm going to try some of techniques the next time my dog wants to engage in play. I thought I remember reading that you're supposed to let your dog initiate play.

Often, that's what I usually do. Sometimes I'm confused at what my dog wants. He'll be giving the same signal he does when he needs to go out as he does when he wants to simply play. He's so funny like that. I'll lead him to the door, but he doesn't follow. Next thing I know he's engaging in play behavior.

Julia Provonchee

Sorry, Were there any notations, not Where!

Julia Provonchee

Where there any notations about eye contact on the part of both the human and the dog?

Thank you for yet another excellent post!

Julia Provonchee

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