Most of us seem to loosely define healthy dog play as anything that doesn’t involve bloodshed because “PLAY” is actually quite difficult to define.
The best dog play sessions involve attentive and proactive humans. Interrupting particular red flag behaviors is, by far, the most important component to avoiding trouble and ensuring the safety and happiness of all involved.
Whether it is a group of dogs playing at a local dog park, a group of shelter dogs out for exercise, or your own dogs engaging with each other in the living room, this lecture will take you on a tour of the most common behaviors seen when dogs gather together off-leash. By viewing videos in slow motion and frame by frame, Sue will teach us which behaviors are healthiest and which are the most risky.
Come learn from Sue what warning behaviors to look for, how to recognize when play has become too intense, how and when to interrupt dogs at play, and the ways in which to make sure the dogs are truly having fun.